Three Cane Whale: At the Pictures
Three Cane Whale (3CW) is a multi-instrumental acoustic Chamber-Folk trio, based in Bristol. The three performers are Paul Bradley (acoustic guitar, miniature harp), Pete Judge (trumpet, cornet, rotary-valve tenor horn, dulcitone, harmonium, chimes, glockenspiels, lyre-harp) and Alex Vann (mandolin, bouzouki, bowed psaltery, tenor banjo, zither, hammered dulcimer).
As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, uplifting and elegiac in equal measure, their music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer).
At The Pictures sees the band performing live to 12 brand new short films created by 13 filmmakers and visual artists in response to 3CW tunes of their choice - including cutting-edge animations, lo-fi shadow-puppetry, alfresco contemporary dance and slowly shifting landscapes from Cornwall to the Lofoten Islands.
Tickets: £15 Full. £14 Concessions.
Pete Says: I have been a fan of this band since I first heard them, nearly a decade ago. This will be their first visit to us. Paul, Pete and Alex have gained a reputation as one of the most influential bands on the circuit. They always ‘push boundaries’ and this show will be something very different and inspirational.