“A travelogue study of Cajun and Creole music and culture, circa 1972: a mythical land, its people, their ancient French language and most of all their wonderful musical traditions. Mostly shot in and around Mamou (LA), it includes interviews with Dewey Balfa, Nathan Abshire, Revon Reed, Bee Fontenot, and Alphonse “Bois Sec” Ardoin, among other musicians of the era. A Southern U.S. music movie classic. “Outstanding film of the year,” London Film Festival 1974.”
Children from infant, secondary modern and comprehensive schools apply methods of contemporary music, including demonstrations of simple tape and electronic techniques. The children discuss with teacher how different sounds may be produced and experiment with electric circuits and loops on the tape recorder. With Peter Fletcher; Brian Dennis (http://www.musicnow.co.uk/composers/dennis.html#Biographical%20Notes).
Carnival, by Susan Young, 1985. “Royal College of Art MA graduation film. A lyrical and kinetic evocation of the Notting Hill Carnival. Superfluous detail is pared away and a calligraphic ink line holds the dancing figures on the very edge of disintegration.”