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Parr Street Studios celebrates 25 years with docos

Sarah Sharples 6 October 2016
Parr Street Studios celebrates 25 years with docos

Grammy-award winning Liverpool-based Parr Street Studios have launched the first in a series of 25 short documentaries celebrating their 25th anniversary.

The first part in the series focuses on a special Liverpool-based live performance of minimalist classical composer Steve Reich’s (pictured) three movement piece for string and tape, Different Trains. Rob Ames and Hugh Brunt from the London Contemporary Orchestra collaborated with Metal Culture on the project.

The documentary charts the recording of the soundtrack, along with the visual accompaniment to the performance by artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison. It can be seen on YouTube.

Over the next 12 month, the studio will produce, document and release a series of 25 recording projects, one for each year of its existence. They will highlight the heritage of the building and the range of artists that have recorded in the space, creating an archive of studio life.

Parr Street’s client list includes Coldplay, Elbow, Doves, Paolo Nutini, Napalm Death and Rihanna.

The studio is also working with rising stars of the British music scene, including the likes of Clean Cut Kid, Bill Ryder-Jones, Sugarmen, Blossoms and Hooton Tennis Club.

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