Mind on the Run: The Basil Kirchin Story

Directed by Matt Stephenson, Alan Jones & Harriet Jones

What connects the first British rock’n’roll discs of the 1950s, Vincent Price and The Abominable Dr. Phibes, the Nagra tape recorder and the industrial sounds of the north? The answer is Basil Kirchin. Kirchin is the forgotten genius of post-war British music and a pioneer of musique concrète described by Brian Eno as “a founding father of ambient”. Kirchin’s intriguing history represents a collision of popular and experimental musical cultures that predate and define much of the music we hear today.


40 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

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