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Fugitive Futurist

Fugitive Futurist

An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.

Science Fiction 1924 12 mins

Overview

An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square. This silent short from 1924 is presented here with a new, exclusive score by Drake Music, which provides assistive music technology to enable physically disabled musicians.

French director Gaston Quiribet may not have been entirely barking up the wrong tree with one of his trick shots - which imagines Trafalgar Square flooded by rising sea levels. Could this be a prophetic glimpse of our great capital's fate? The score was improvised and recorded live in the Studio at BFI Southbank, after a two day workshop in direct response to the film, working purely with electronic sound including iPads and Soundbeam.