Over 20 years he has released 6 albums, most recently Dream Maps, developing an individual musical language and working with a diverse and extraordinary group of musicians.
In his film-making he captures imagery from the world around us from highly unusual perspectives, challenging familiarity and using ground-breaking technology in partnership with world-leading media companies such as Arri & Vision Research. His work has been shown at international festivals, London’s V&A Museum & Eden Project in the UK, and on TED.
Through live performance he brings his music, sound-design and imagery together into hypnotic shows.
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MAGNETIC on YouTube
MAGNETIC on Vimeo
MAGNETIC was an ‘Official Selection’ at European Short Film Festival, 2021, Semi-finalist at the Paris International Short Film Festival, 2022 and Semi-finalist at the Rotterdam Independent Film Festival 2022.
You can purchase an authentic 4K resolution edition of Magnetic @ https://www.seditionart.com/philip-clemo
In Magnetic, matter is pulled apart by the sheer power of sound and the ebb and flow of an ever-changing musical soundscape. The film explores magnetism and the forces of attraction that are all around us. It also reflects Clemo’s investigation into how sound vibrates within us and alters us.
The film challenges familiarity through the use of extreme slow motion and micro abstraction and encourages us to let go of observing our visual world in analytical ways. Instead, it encourages the audience to embrace abstraction and ambiguity in ways that we might do with sound. The artist asks: “could we begin to see the world around us as we might listen to a musical composition?”
The track Magnetic is from Philip Clemo’s ‘Dream Maps’ album. It is composed by Philip Clemo & Arve Henriksen.
Imagery shot by Philip Clemo, Colin Gray & Paul Lilley.
Film directed and edited by Philip Clemo
With thanks to Dr. Jonathan Graham, Kenya Ebersole and Ametek Phantom slow-motion cameras in the making of this project.
An audio visual collaboration with the charity Shout at Cancer, as featured on BBC Radio. You can view Emmy-nominated documentary film-maker Bill Brummel’s interview with the makers of the project Thomas Moors & Philip Clemo HERE
75 years on from the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bombs, we’re celebrating life-affirming stories shaped by the powerful and dichotomous legacy of radiation, from the extraordinary trees that survived those bombs to a choir of cancer survivors, treated with radiotherapy, who lost their voices & then learnt how to sing.
You can learn more about the project HERE
And you can support it through JustGiving below…
DREAM MAPS LIVE
From performances in the UK and Germany
Philip Clemo: guitar, keys, voice, soundscapes, theremin
Evi Vine: voice
Byron Wallen: trumpet
Emily Burridge: cello
Steven Hill: guitar
Martyn Barker: drums, percussion
Music is fundamental to our lives, transporting us to extraordinary places. Imagine if we could learn to experience visual imagery with that same intensity.
UK-based artist, Philip Clemo, works across composition, film, sound-design and live performance. In this talk he delves into his multi-sensory Breath Project and explores the idea that our relationship with the world around us can be hugely enriched if we widen our visual perception.
LARK SHORT FILM
Lark is the third short film coming from the Dream Maps album. It explores confinement and escape as well as the dissolving of form. Thanks to Vision Research for its help in the making of this project.
DREAM MAPS ALBUM PREVIEW
A taster of the Dream Maps album. The official live launch was at Kings Place, London with an 8-piece band including Arve Henriksen. Video from that concert is on the Live Video Archive page.
Imagery in this preview is from The Breath Project www.breathproject.net, directed by Philip Clemo, produced by perfectmotion and Animal Monday.
Dream Maps was mixed by Philip Clemo, with Phill Brown
Recorded by Phill Brown and Philip Clemo
Produced by Philip Clemo