1 Mar 2014

The Quietus interview Teeth of the Sea about their 'The Last Man' project

This is what The Quietus have said about Teeth of the Sea's forthcoming 'The Last Man' project that we unveiled here :

For the upcoming CineGlobe festival, Teeth Of The Sea are set to perform a live audiovisual interpretation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four at CERN in Geneva on March 20 (head here for further details and tickets). It follows their album Master last year, one of the Quietus' top records of the year, as well as a number of live soundtrack projects the band have taken up previously, scoring Doomsday, 2001: A Space Odyssey and, most recently, A Field In England, at the 2013 Cork Film Festival, with the latter set for release for Record Store Day. The band are again collaborating with their visual partner Benjamin Barfoot for the CineGlobe set, which will mark 30 years since the book's eponymous date. We asked guitarist Jimmy Martin to fill us in on the project:

What made you choose to score a book this time around? What made you choose to soundtrack Nineteen Eighty-Four?

Jimmy Martin: Nineteen Eighty-Four's cultural cachet is so enormous that I'm not sure if we felt we were scoring the book per se. Although it sounds a bit arrogant, we always knew what we did would be informed by other versions and adaptations of the book in a sense, but in terms of steering clear of them we wanted to go back to the central themes of the book and re-invent them anew. There's a universal impact to Nineteen Eighty-Four, and I think we felt like we wanted to get that across in the most brutal, unflinching way possible. Obviously the nature of the proposal was very exciting to us too, not least because of the venue, and it was nice to have another challenge thrown at us so soon after the A Field In England – Re-imagined soundtrack project. It's our nature as a band to bite off more than we can chew!

Read the rest of the revealing interview here: The Quietus