Claire Duncan’s “love-letter to music on the margins” punctures the romantic view of the touring musician (with withering narration playing over images of rural backwaters) while simultaneously affirming the virtues of self-expression, and the special transience of live performance. Featured are interviews and arresting performances from some of NZ’s most singular new artists: Seth Frightening, i.e. crazy (the director’s musical alias) and Girls Pissing On Girls Pissing. This was one of three films produced by Lumière, advocating for local artists working outside the mainstream.
The moment when a musician might begin to make good music is the same moment at which they accept that no one will buy their records.– Claire Duncan, as narrated by Paul Blanchard
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Includes the songs:
‘I Left it When the Water Broke’ and 'Bury' by Seth Frightening, both available on Bandcamp
‘I Will Not Take You Back to the Water’ by Shab Orkestra, available on Soundcloud
‘Out of Zone’ by Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing, available on Bandcamp
‘Body of Debt’, by i.e crazy