The premiere screening of a fascinating film exploring the history of brass music in County Durham from the perspective of Deaf performance artist and choreographer, Chisato Minamimura. Through a series of investigative workshops and interviews with local brass musicians and experts from the Redhills: Durham Miner’s Hall, Chisato explores the correlation between brass music and the city of Durham. By approaching this project from her Deaf perspective, Chisato attempts to understand how brass music has emerged as an iconic artform for Durham, and what the historic and cultural reasons behind this may be. The film ends with a short performative response to the research process, reflecting some of Chisato’s experiences. The film will be followed by a Q & A session, with Nick Malyan, Redhills CEO and brass musician Tony Thompson.
Brass: Retold was made possible thanks to the Redhills: Durham Miner’s Hall, NASUWT Riverside Brass Band, Second Draft, Durham County Council and Arts Council England.
Tuesday 12 July
Tickets £ FREE