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      (Library ref no. 7)

Everybody looks for something different in a Club Night. Hopefully it will be entertaining, with something to inspire us to get more out of our hobby. Well look no further. Some of the best IAC talent has got together in this compilation programme (although it could have been called "Using Music"). Val Ellis (Library Selector) put together this collection containing 3 DVDs and a CD with more than enough material to fill a Club night. The material comes from many sources with film to video transfers, some VHS footage as well as more recent digital images. Some are prize winners and some are rarely seen outside of their Region. Altogether an eclectic mix.
There is even a library of copyright free music tracks by Grahame Elliot, who has waived copyright on his tracks. You can use these for your own creative experiments with music.

Reviewed by Michael Gough.

DISC 1 Starts with an introduction by Richard Curry, IAC Music Librarian, with seven short examples of different styles and uses (including one of my all time favourites Dog by Michael McCloy transferred from film).

Also contains a section called "Learn From The Masters" in which Geoff Cauldwell and Michael Slowe talk about their differing styles with samples of their work.

DISKS 2 and 3 Provide a selection of sixteen films ranging from animation to documentary, from the beauties of nature to experimental. The music ranges from self composed to well known classical pieces. There is more than enough for a club night and there will be some that are preferred over others. I would suggest whoever is presenting the Club programme takes time to make their own personal selection. The accompanying notes give you timings to assist your selection.

Whatever you pick to see I would recommend that you leave yourself ten minutes to see the final track on Disc 3. It is a delightfully charming French musical from 2001 called Minouche followed by Richard Curry's final words inviting you to try your hand with some of the copyright free music on Disk 4.

DISK 4 A library of copyright free music tracks by Grahame Elliot, who has waived copyright on his tracks.

Rental fee £10.00.     DVD.

If you need any musical advice don't hesitate to contact Richard Curry at musicadvice@theiac.org.uk.

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