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Jocelyn Pook // Blight LP

Jocelyn Pook // Blight LP

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 British composer Jocelyn Pook, who worked on films such as "Eyes Wide Shut", "The Merchant of Venice", and "Wife", released a record in October 2022 from Obscure label Purge in the same country.

Contains the soundtrack of John Smith's 1996 experimental film ``Blight,'' for which she was in charge of the soundtrack.Comes with an essay and two risograph prints. 2g weight disc.

Only the record will be announced.

Below is an explanation by John Smith.

"Blight" was produced in collaboration with composer Jocelyn Pook.The work revolves around the construction of the M11 Link Road in East London, which sparked a long and painful campaign to save homes from demolition by locals.The footage captures some of the changes that took place in the area in the two years between the demolition of the house and the start of highway construction.The soundtrack includes natural sounds associated with these events and speech snippets recorded from conversations with locals.

All films are made up of chronicles of real events, but Blight is more than a simple documentary.With the theme of memory and loss, this work constructs a narrative from unconnected fragments of sound and image, bringing together heterogeneous recollections and contemporary events.Like many of my other works, Blight exploits the ambiguity of the material to create new meanings and metaphors, turning reality into fiction through framing and editorial strategies.Scenes are frequently closed up, creating a sense of mystery and anticipation by hiding visual information.The emotional power of Jocelyn Pook's music is used in the film to overtly aid this invention, giving dramatic meaning to mundane images.The specific "real" context of the events depicted is only revealed towards the end of the film.It portrays fact and fiction coexisting at the same time.

 

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Edition of 200. Numbered + handmade. 180gr vinyl in custom-made screen-printed outer (sealed), containing two risograph inserts with a specially commissioned essay by DAVID ROBERTS.

Physical only --no digital. 

Purge:

"JOCELYN POOK had composed and recorded only one film score before she was commissioned by STANLEY KUBRICK for Eyes Wide Shut - and that was Blight by JOHN SMITH. Newly remastered, the soundtrack is presented here in full for the first time, with an additional track composed by POOK (revisited and extended for this release): Tango with Corrugated Iron.

This record has been produced to coincide with JOHN SMITH: INTROSPECTIVE (1972, the most complete survey of his film work to date, presenting 50 films from a 50-year career. INTROSPECTIVE will launch at the ICA on October with POOK and SMITH in conversation , and a music-themed film program."

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Text by director John Smith about the film (1996) (link):

"Blight was made in collaboration with the composer Jocelyn Pook. It revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, which provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. The images in the film record some of the changes which occurred in the area over a two-year period, from the demolition of houses through to the start of motorway building work. The soundtrack incorporates natural sounds associated with these events together with speech fragments taken from recorded conversations with local people.

Although the film is entirely constructed from records of real events Blight is not a straightforward documentary. Addressing themes of memory and loss, the film constructs stories from unconnected fragments of sound and image, bringing disparate reminiscences and contemporary events together. work, Blight exploits the ambiguities of its material to produce new meanings and metaphors, fictionalizing reality through framing and editing strategies. Scenes are frequently shown in close-up, creating a sense of mystery and anticipation through the withholding of visual information. of Jocelyn Pook's music is used in the film to overtly aid this invention, investing mundane images with dramatic significance. A specific 'real' context for the depicted events only becomes apparent at the end of the film. .   

Artist : Jocelyn Pook

Label: Purge

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 British composer Jocelyn Pook, who worked on films such as "Eyes Wide Shut", "The Merchant of Venice", and "Wife", released a record in October 2022 from Obscure label Purge in the same country.

Contains the soundtrack of John Smith's 1996 experimental film ``Blight,'' for which she was in charge of the soundtrack.Comes with an essay and two risograph prints. 2g weight disc.

Only the record will be announced.

Below is an explanation by John Smith.

"Blight" was produced in collaboration with composer Jocelyn Pook.The work revolves around the construction of the M11 Link Road in East London, which sparked a long and painful campaign to save homes from demolition by locals.The footage captures some of the changes that took place in the area in the two years between the demolition of the house and the start of highway construction.The soundtrack includes natural sounds associated with these events and speech snippets recorded from conversations with locals.

All films are made up of chronicles of real events, but Blight is more than a simple documentary.With the theme of memory and loss, this work constructs a narrative from unconnected fragments of sound and image, bringing together heterogeneous recollections and contemporary events.Like many of my other works, Blight exploits the ambiguity of the material to create new meanings and metaphors, turning reality into fiction through framing and editorial strategies.Scenes are frequently closed up, creating a sense of mystery and anticipation by hiding visual information.The emotional power of Jocelyn Pook's music is used in the film to overtly aid this invention, giving dramatic meaning to mundane images.The specific "real" context of the events depicted is only revealed towards the end of the film.It portrays fact and fiction coexisting at the same time.

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Labels and other worksplease use this form. ///Click here to see more Purge releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 200. Numbered + handmade. 180gr vinyl in custom-made screen-printed outer (sealed), containing two risograph inserts with a specially commissioned essay by DAVID ROBERTS.

Physical only --no digital. 

Purge:

"JOCELYN POOK had composed and recorded only one film score before she was commissioned by STANLEY KUBRICK for Eyes Wide Shut - and that was Blight by JOHN SMITH. Newly remastered, the soundtrack is presented here in full for the first time, with an additional track composed by POOK (revisited and extended for this release): Tango with Corrugated Iron.

This record has been produced to coincide with JOHN SMITH: INTROSPECTIVE (1972, the most complete survey of his film work to date, presenting 50 films from a 50-year career. INTROSPECTIVE will launch at the ICA on October with POOK and SMITH in conversation , and a music-themed film program."

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Text by director John Smith about the film (1996) (link):

"Blight was made in collaboration with the composer Jocelyn Pook. It revolves around the building of the M11 Link Road in East London, which provoked a long and bitter campaign by local residents to protect their homes from demolition. The images in the film record some of the changes which occurred in the area over a two-year period, from the demolition of houses through to the start of motorway building work. The soundtrack incorporates natural sounds associated with these events together with speech fragments taken from recorded conversations with local people.

Although the film is entirely constructed from records of real events Blight is not a straightforward documentary. Addressing themes of memory and loss, the film constructs stories from unconnected fragments of sound and image, bringing disparate reminiscences and contemporary events together. work, Blight exploits the ambiguities of its material to produce new meanings and metaphors, fictionalizing reality through framing and editing strategies. Scenes are frequently shown in close-up, creating a sense of mystery and anticipation through the withholding of visual information. of Jocelyn Pook's music is used in the film to overtly aid this invention, investing mundane images with dramatic significance. A specific 'real' context for the depicted events only becomes apparent at the end of the film. .   

Artist : Jocelyn Pook

Label: Purge