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GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST

 

 

SONGS FOR THE HARD EARTH AND DREAMING

 

An immersive large scale triptych, an installation on 3 screens. Songs and ambience woven into a single 45 minute work exploring the poem, the road and the ancient sun. A three panel presentation of imagery and performance of the songs.

 

            " A manifestation of joy, a hymn to the trip, a proclamation of existence for those who forget why they are going                  towards a still unspecified location."  Valerio Rossi, Curator.

 

 

 

 
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INSTALLATION

Songs For The Hard Earth And Dreaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Songs for the Hard Earth and Dreaming creates a space that draws the viewer in - the troubadours invite you into their world.

The road. The journey. Pure and raw. Natural, timeless, images of the Earth and people “in the garden” seeking “the fine things, finite and magical”.

The passing of time; memory, dreams and contemplation juxtaposed with cosmic infinity. The poetry of the songs unfolds “before the ancient sun” calling for “the new road...reaching out to you”.

 

 
 

Films

SONGS FOR THE HARD EARTH AND DREAMING

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

"Roger Thorp and Nick Rye, working together again to create an immersive film song installation. Thorp approached Rye with seven songs and a roughcut film. Rye set to work on arrangements and orchestration. Together they created the triptych."

 

In spring 2017 Songs For The Hard Earth And Dreaming toured Berlin, Oslo and Copenhagen:

“Beautiful show...glorious and thought provoking images, wonderful music.”

“Thank you for the real touching exposition. Hope to get some of this wonderful music.”

“Love the music and pictures – Songs For The Hard Earth And Dreaming – fantastic!!”

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ARCHIVE

The earlier incarnation of Ghosts Before Breakfast ended when Rye went to America to pursue a career in theatre and Thorp turned his attention to his film practice.

The music here circa 83 - 86 ... finding tapes in dusty boxes...

 
 
 Polaroid. Painted backdrop by Nick Rye - Door To The River

Polaroid. Painted backdrop by Nick Rye - Door To The River

 
 

UNDER MY SKIN - shot in Paris, edited in London.

 
 
 
 
 

The following tracks, America and All Summer Long are more recent - the result of a transatlantic collaboration.

 

 

Recent work.