The success of The Danger Tree has been overwhelming. Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot's immersive fine art and augmented reality collaboration has captured the imagination of the public and has now arrived at Manchester Central Library for 12 weeks. It's been a privilege creating the soundtrack to accompany these moving WW1 stories. If you are in Manchester make sure you visit this groundbreaking exhibition.
Following last year's success of Scarlett Raven's The Danger Tree (pt2), this immersive art-meets-augmented reality experience returns for Liverpool for a 3 month residency.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with the fantastic Dr Janina Ramirez aka The Art Detective. Her podcasts analysing artworks throughout the ages are fascinating, and give real insight in to meanings and messages that are sometimes easy to overlook. Check out http://historyhit.com/artdetective
Being one of her guests was an honour - if you want to hear us discuss Kandinsky's 'Yellow-Red-Blue' click the above link.
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A short sharp shock of a project is a decent way to emerge out of the summer and focus the mind. Pendulum was just that.
It was Lauren Cooney's brainchild, and she gave me the freedom to record an array of interesting Indian instruments (India being the main setting of the film), and get every last drop of noise out of my trusted Juno 60 before it rushed off to be serviced. Setting myself the limitation of 5 pieces of Indian percussion, the Juno, an electric cello and granular synthesis, I embarked on what was a very satisfying experimental journey for this interesting 'the end of the world is extremely nigh' sci-fi soundtrack. M.C.
After the critically acclaimed London launch of The Danger Tree this Summer, Scarlett Raven's augmented reality exhibition moves to the Martin Luther Jr Gallery in the Albert Docks - featuring five new paintings, which I had the pleasure of scoring throughout October.
Had a huge amount of fun collaborating with the band Candy Says to create the score to the tragi-black comedy road trip Burn Burn Burn. Directed by Chanya Button and written by Charlie Covell, the film stars Laura Carmichael, Chloe Pirrie, and Jack Farthing.
The soundtrack is out on Bandcamp. M.C
Contemporary artist Scarlett Raven reveals her most ambitious project to date; a groundbreaking visual art experience called ‘The Danger Tree’ featuring my original score.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of The Battle Of The Somme, the trailblazing new project sees Scarlett and a team of talented film set builders taking over a 2000 square foot space in Greenwich, London, transforming the space to recreate a blown out building from the French/Belgian borders on the eve of July 1st 1916.
Using smartphones and tablets and the free Blippar App, viewers are able to unlock Scarlett’s poignant work and reveal the creative narrative behind the paintings, going beyond skin-deep, with alternative versions of the multi-layered, immersive work, seen through the words of war poets and movingly expressed by leading British actors.
Each track on The Danger Tree album corresponds to an original piece of augmented reality artwork.
Music by MARC CANHAM
Paint by SCARLETT RAVEN
Pixels by MARC MAROT