In The Tracks of Memory is a film made for Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind, and is a collaborative project between composers Klive and Nigel Humberstone (In The Nursery), academics Brendan Stone and David Forrest (Storying Sheffield) and filmmaker Alex Keegan.
The film uses footage from a collection of Sheffield transport films, interspersed with memories and anecdotes from today’s Sheffield residents, and has a brand-new original soundtrack composed by Klive and Nigel. It paints a vivid picture of the city, from the Edwardian period, through the 50s and 60s to the present.
In The Tracks of Memory will be premiered at the amazing spiegel tent, in Barker’s Pool, Sheffield on Saturday 29th Sepember at 3pm. Admission is free, and there will be a chance for the audience to participate in the vision of Sheffield portrayed in the film.
More information: [In the Tracks of Memory] :: [Festival of the Mind]
Klive and Nigel Humberstone (In The Nursery) are Sheffield-based musicians and composers with a specialism in cinematic works and soundtracks. Their scores for classic silent films are performed around the world.
Brendan Stone leads the Storying Sheffield project at the University of Sheffield. His research interests are in mental health, communities, wellbeing, and place.
David Forrest is a lecturer in film studies at the University of Sheffield. He has published work on the British New Wave and British television drama. His latest book is Social Realism: Art, Nationhood and Politics.
Alex Keegan is a freelance filmmaker based in Sheffield. Specialising in the documentation of underground music culture, Alex has worked with the Sensoria Festival, Drumro[ll] and LA beat merchants Teebs & Jeremiah Jae.