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As an inventor as well as composer, Percy Grainger's musical practice was never constrained by tradition or convention. The result was his construction of instruments that ranged from the weird to the wonderful. ...(more)
The tide-tossed reveries of Percy Grainger's obsessive, unconventional mind are made manifest in this multi-screen installation film by acclaimed director Amiel Courtin-Wilson.
From the childhood moment in which he observed waves lapping against a boat's side, pure and gliding tones exerted a pull on Grainger's psyche. His obsession was such that for the rest of his life he would rail against the “tyrannical rhythmic pulse” and “moral harmony” of Western music. ...(more)