June 4, 2013
Stream the complete soundtrack to Turner-Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller’s “English Magic” film work, premiered last week at the Venice Biennale.
Chosen for the British pavilion at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Jeremy Deller has turned to the country’s rich and varied musical heritage for inspiration, with the soundtrack to his film “English Magic” to be released as a limited edition EP by The Vinyl Factory.
For the release, Deller has called upon South London English/Trinidadian steel band the Melodians Steel Orchestra to interpret composer Vaughan Williams’ “Symphony in D minor”, seminal UK acid house track “Voodoo Ray” by A Guy Called Gerald and David Bowie’s 1971 pop refrain “The Man Who Sold The World”. With “Voodoo Ray” premiered on FACT yesterday, Deller has now shared the other two tracks, and you can now listen to all three below:
For more info and to order a signed (or unsigned) copy, visit our shop.
Watch our short film behind the scenes at the recording in Abbey Road Studios as well as the show’s opening and after party, by clicking here.
Jeremy Deller’s British Council commission is at La Biennale di Venezia until 24th November and will tour national UK venues in 2014. www.britishcouncil.org/visualarts.