A MUSIC + RESEARCH EXPERIMENT
“Limbs and Bones”
A music video for the single “Limbs and Bones” from the 2019 album Build A Thing Of Beauty. Illustrated by Anna Miles and directed by Graeme O’Hara.
“How Much Should We Pay Artists For Listening To Their Music?”
(FORTHCOMING APRIL 2019): A short research video exploring how the the price people have been willing to pay for recorded music has changed over history. Directed by Graeme O’Hara with narration by Matt Brennan.
“What is the environmental cost of recorded music?”
(FORTHCOMING MARCH 2019): A short research video exploring how the environmental cost of recorded music has changed over history. Directed by Graeme O’Hara with illustrations by Anna Miles and narration by Kyle Devine and Matt Brennan.
“The Cost of Music”
(SCREENING AT FILM FESTIVALS IN 2019): A short documentary film directed by Graeme O’Hara with narration by Matt Brennan.
Film synopsis: Disillusioned by prevailing attitudes about the disposability of new music and the decline of the album, a musician and researcher sets out to record his own songs and release them in an unusual format: not so much a ‘concept album’ as a musical sculpture that explores the concept of albums as historical artefacts. In doing so, he uncovers how the cost of listening to records has changed over the past century: while the economic cost of listening to one’s choice of recorded music has never been lower, the environmental cost has never been higher. Featuring contributions from Stuart Murdoch, Jo Mango, Aleks Kolkowski, Duncan Miller, Kyle Devine, Peter Reid, and Mark Reynolds.