Pillars of Water (preview)

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Friday 14th June 9.30pm
at The Great Gatsby
73-75 Division Street
Sheffield S1 4GE

Pillars of Water reveals elements of The City on Smoked Glass  – a soundtrack for an imaginary film set in a transformed, contemporary Sheffield. Led by musician Joe Moran and writer Rob Barker, this multi-disciplinary project has been developed through a combination of collaboration and improvisation.

Joe and Rob will be performing a selection of completed tracks with special guests and visual accompaniment including photography by Lesley Boulton and Timm Cleasby.

Joe Moran is guitarist and singer-songwriter with Pistola Kicks. He’s currently finishing off his first solo project, which will tour in the autumn. Rob Barker is a writer, online narrativist, and co-founder of online magazine The Host Personality.

Pillars of Water | Rob Barker & Joe Moran | Live performance with projection

Drawing from photography, personal testimony and painting, Pillars of Water is a parocosmic road movie that takes in stolen goods, drowned discos and an old folks home as it attempts to reunited a couple separated by a smoked glass city. Developed through improvisation via response to a series of narrative 'prompts', the completed album will be released in Autumn.


Photograph © Lee Brown