An audio visual collaboration between filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight and four of Manchester’s leading musicians


Counterpoint is a series of four new films by filmmaker Antony Barkworth-Knight. The films have been made in collaboration with Manchester based musicians Graham Massey, John Ellis, Rioghnach Connolly and Olivia Moore.

In each piece the musicians were interviewed and asked to improvise music in response to an original piece of animation by Antony Barkworth-Knight. The results are tapestries of video, animation, interview, music and sound that create an intimate insight into the artists involved.

The films will be shown on rotation throughout Manchester Jazz Festival in the new mjf Film hut on Albert Square where admission is free. The films will also be screened through the ‘Jazz on Film’ season at HOME from 17th – 31 July.

Antony Barkworth-Knight is a filmmaker based in Manchester. His work includes film, music video, live performance and documentary. His recent work includes Evolution: Seeds and Streams, a live audio visual performance at manchester jazz festival, 2015; All Res a vimeo staff picked music video for Manchester’s GoGo Penguin; Nicola Dale: Not so firm as faded ink, a film that featured as part of Nicola Dale’s touring exhibition in 2015.

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Graham Massey (808 State, Toolshed)
John Ellis (cinematic orchestra, The John Ellis Trio)
Rioghnach Connolly (Honeyfeet, The Breath)
Olivia Moore (Unfurl)
22 – 31 July Manchester Jazz Festival



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