Screening: The Extraordinary Mr Henry Dagg
? This is the first screening of a rough cut of a new feature-length documentary about Henry Dagg, a musician and creator of new musical instruments who lives in Faversham. His many creations include:
⚙️ The Sharpsichord: perhaps his best known instrument, a 2.5 -ton programmable automatic harp made from stainless steel, which was used by Bjork on her Biophilia album.
? The Catastrophony: an organ of tuned miaowing cats that reduced Prince Charles to tears when Henry played it at Clarence House.
ε?з The Rochester Independent College Gate Harp: a 5-ton Stainless Steel Gates & Railings installation incorporating a 6-octave musical instrument.
? The Hooty-Scooty: a combination of a hurdy-gurdy and a scooter.
The journalist and filmmaker Richard Fleury has been on a 10-year journey making this extraordinary film featuring Bob Geldof, Stewart Lee, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jools Holland, Evan Parker, Tony Banks, and many more.
? youtube.com/watch?v=fjw3pt03CuA Bjork, Sacrifice, featuring the Sharsichord
? Henry Dagg playing the Catastrophony at Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, 2010 (with
Richard Louis Dray)
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This is the fourth event in Free Range’s 2022 Spring Season (follow @Freerangecanterbury to hear about the Autumn Season programme).
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Photo courtesy of Richard Fleury