Friday, September 07, 2012

Ernest Berk

British electronic music pioneer Ernest Berk provides strange electronic tonalities for this rather disquieting depiction of rural England by film maker David Gladwell.

5 comments:

Glimmung said...

Nice find! Requiem for a Village is great too.

A Sound Awareness said...

Totally agree! Great film.

Michael Fairfax said...

this is brilliant, I am ernest berks grandson and have never seen or heard this before. thanks . michael

A Sound Awareness said...

Hi Michael, your grandfather's music is superb! Do you know of any other works he made like this?

Michael Fairfax said...

hi, so glad you like his stuff, I have an old vinyl from the seventies of which an extract can be heard on Ian Helliwells superb tone generation programme site: http://www.ianhelliwell.co.uk/tone-generation.html ernests is number 14 about 20 minutes in. Just out of interest I studied with ernest in the early seventies and at present create my own instruments and play them have a look at: https://vimeo.com/51516343 or my sound cloud stuff at: https://soundcloud.com/michael-fairfax I like your blog by the way, great stuff.