Forest SwordsLive score fornew edit of In The Robot SkiesThe Fall Of The House of Usher
Forest Swords is the musical project of Matthew Barnes, who combines hip-hop-inspired beats with a great variety of samples and evocative guitar work to create dreamlike electronical tracks. In 2016 Barnes scored the drone movie 'In The Robot Skies’. For Future Soundscapes he will perfoem a live version of the score for a brand new edit of the movie.
Directed by speculative architect Liam Young and written by fiction author Tim Maughan, In the Robot Skies is the world’s first narrative shot entirely through autonomous pre programmed drones. The film explores the drone as a cultural object, not just as a new instrument of visual story telling but also as the catalyst for a new collection of urban sub cultures. In this near future city drones form both agents of state surveillance but also become co-opted as the aerial vehicles through which two teens fall in love
Please note: Due to a technical difficulty beyond the artist’s control, Forest Swords will not be able to present the live score for “In The Robot Skies” as announced. Instead, he will perform the German premiere of his live soundtrack for Jean Epstein’s silent movie “The Fall of the House of Usher” (1928), a psychedelic black-and-white piece which explores paranoia, grief and love. We apologize and look forward to his performance!
[DE] Forest Swords ist das musikalische Projekt von Matthew Barnes, der Hip-Hop-inspirierte Beats mit einer Vielzahl von Samples und einem aufrüttelnden Gitarrenklang zu träumerischen elektronischen Tracks kombiniert. Im Jahr 2016 vertonte Barnes den Drohnenfilm In The Robot Skies (Liam Young & Tim Maughan).