Dave Harrington, of Darkside fame, likes films. And with tonight's performance at Cameo Gallery, he sets out on the near-impossible task of soundtracking one of the greats, live and without a net. Using samplers as well as their instruments, Mr. Harrington and his eponymous group will create a live, improvised score to The Birds—the only film in which Hitchcock did not employ a conventional score—as it screens behind them. Here, he assembles a cinematic mix for us.
"The Birds is a surprisingly experimental film that people know really well. Because the film has no conventional soundtrack, we realized we could easily use the audio as a kind of field recording and sample and manipulate it live while we are improvising. We don't know what is going to happen but we know that it will happen. To mark this audio-visual experiment I've put together a mix of my favorite music from various films; music that really speaks to me. In some cases these are my favorite composers or performers, in some cases my favorite films, but they are all deeply influential and important to me. As the great master of suspense once said, ideas come from everything." -Dave Harrington
David Lynch - In Heaven (Eraserhead)