New Video: UP & OUT

A 16 bit megadrive (master system?) inspired animation for the brass-punk freneticism that is;

UP & OUT

hand crafted by our very own Mickey Bones.

*chorus* (sing loudly please)

“And the path is covered densely with thick weed,
but trust I am not driven by my greed.
For every nettle there’s dock leaf,
for all this holly, I see wreaths.”

Perambulations – our newest video is unleashed!

After months of work behind the scenes, here is our film for Perambulations. It’s not just a video, you can explore the performance and click on performers to see it from their point of view. See it nice and big with all the info you could need on the Perambulations page and take a look at some photos below.

Credits

Perhaps Contraption are:
Charlotte Webber, Deedee Window, Chuckles the Clown, Emily Cunliffe, Felicity Status, Iain Mcdonald, Matt Jolly, Mickey Bones, and Squier Squier

Dancers
Flavia Bertram, Carly Blackburn, Lauren Bridle, Lucy Ridley of the People Pile, Lotan Sapir, Malik Ibheis

Lighting design by Anna Barrett
Director of Photography – Tom Maine
Movement Director – Lotan Sapir
Edited by Matt Jolly
Grip – Martin Tucker
Audio production by Peter Zed
Mixed at the Premises Studios by Peter Zed & Squier Squier.
Additional production assistance by Oliver Barton-Wood and Tom Carmichael.
Mastered at Electric Mastering, London by Guy Davie.

Directed by Squier Squier.

Interactive video concept inspired by Peter Zed.

With thanks to the Musicians Benevolent Fund and for their generous support.

Filmed at The Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, April 2013.

Musicians Benevolent Fund “Emerging Excellence Award”

We are extremely chuffed (to say the least) that Perhaps Contraption has been awarded the highest grant possible for the Musicians Benevolent Fund Emerging Excellence Award.

You can read the full press release and see other artists included in the award here…

The award will go towards funding our biggest (and most technically challenging) project ever…

We are making a video for our next single, Perambulations, and the process will be a collaboration with 3 experts of Corporeal Mime, 3 Contemporary Dancers from the People Pile and incredible Lighting Designer Anna Barrett. We are shooting in a state of the art theatre, and the piece will feature lots of intricate choreography and Lighting.

The song itself, is a pumping, relentless monster, that we are itching to unveil. (if you have seen us live recently, you will have heard this thing, nascent and loud).

Rehearsals begin in earnest this weekend, the shoot is looming.

We are very, very excited. More information soon…

 

Our Magical Summer Tour

Our ever watchful Sousa-Cam was mounted to Horace’s Sousaphone for the best part of this year, capturing our antics nearly everywhere we roamed. It was then lovingly spliced by Uncle to show you what we’ve been up to this very busy year….

The whole glorious mess is soundtracked by The Ossicles (Business part III) taken from our forthcoming album “Listening Bones”.

Get your pre orders here!  http://listen.perhapscontraption.co.uk/