1320Radio recently reviewed the combined screening of Wunder der Schöpfung with the improvised music of Herschel 36 at the DCA in Dundee. It’s a project that continues to attract great interest for its strikingly original approach to providing a live performance soundtrack to vintage silent film.
Paul Harrison (piano and keyboards) and Stuart Brown (drums and percussion) are well known as versatile jazz musicians with a taste for the eclectic, and have been musical associates on and off for the past two decades. As Herschel 36, they made absorbing, powerful and often deeply engaging sounds to accompany Wunder der Schöpfung, which has proved extremely popular with fans of cinema and contemporary experimental music alike.
1320Radio talked to Paul Harrison before the performance in Dundee, and we are now able to bring you this very special podcast interview, which also features short samples of the music. You can also read our review of the Herschel 36 and ‘Wunder der Schöpfung’ here: Sending Signals, Seeing Stars.