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Drawn to Music - Artists in Cahoots

Wednesday 6th December 2023 

Towner Eastbourne (Cinema area)

Devonshire Park, College Road


BN21 4JJ

Film still from 'In the Time of Pandemic'. A collaboration between composer Clive Whitburn and artists Stephanie Grainger and Ray Burnside.

For our last event of 2023, we were in the Towner's cinema for a very enjoyable evening watching BM members' collaborative film projects with music from Clive Whitburn.

Clive Whitburn’s music has been performed in theatres, venues, and festivals throughout the UK, in America, and on BBC and Australian radio. He’s been a longstanding member and supporter of BMN.  His music was the common thread of the work being shown, sometimes the music was the stimulus for the visual, and sometimes it supported the drawn element. Clive, Cliff Crawford, Stephanie Grainger, and Ray Burnside are all BMN members, working in different disciplines who have worked collaboratively on several projects: this event was all about those collaborations and how they evolved.

It was wonderful to experience these works fully realised on the big screen with the high-quality audio of the Towner's cinema, and also to hear about the incredible range of processes and collaborations that happened throughout.

Cliff Crawford talks about his collaborative film project 'Virtual Eye' with accompanying music from Clive Whitburn. image credit: Nikki Davidson-Bowman

Still from 'The Gift' A film based on the iPad drawings by Stephanie Grainger and animation by Ray Burnside.


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