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NEWS 2006


“I have always found film footage of concerts extremely boring; usually filmed all on one night, with a collection of fixed camera positions and uninteresting lighting – often an uninspired night is captured, as the performers are terrified stiff, knowing that the filming is taking place.

So, I knew that if I were to make a live document on film I wanted to avoid these things. There was only one person I could have entrusted these wishes to; Maria Mochnacz. She is a film-maker/photographer I have worked with for almost 20 years, and we have reached a level of dialogue and comfort with each other where ideas can flow easily.

I find being on tour to be disjointed, dis-orientating, and de-stabilising. Nothing is fixed. Everything changes daily and this is what I wanted people to feel and see. To sense a little of what it is like for me. Maria’s film captures this. It is, for me, the experience, very accurately shown.”

posted: 27.03.2006

The Sound of St Andrews
posted: 29.09.2015
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PJ Harvey and Seamus Murphy's The Hollow of the Hand receives its World Premiere.
posted: 22.07.2015
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The Hollow of the Hand cover art revealed
posted: 10.06.2015
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