Emily Richardson

3 Church Walk

3 Church Walk is a film made with writer, Jonathan P Watts and sound composer, Simon Limbrick about the empty and neglected Suffolk house of modernist architect H. T. (Jim) Cadbury Brown.

3 Church Walk is a film about the modernist architect H.T. (Jim) Cadbury Brown’s Suffolk house that he and his wife Betty Dale designed and built in 1962 on a site originally ear marked by the composer Benjamin Britten for the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts’ first opera stage. H. T. (Jim) Cadbury-Brown was a British architect best known for his contribution to the design of the iconic Brutalist development of the Royal College of Art, and earlier work on pavilions for the Festival of Britain in the summer of 1951. The film is a journey through the house in its abandoned state as he left it when he died in 2009. The soundtrack is composed from recordings of the objects, surfaces and materials of the house, playing the house as if it were an instrument, much in the same way as Britten played car springs or tea-cups for his compositions, The Burning Fiery Furnace and Noye’s Fludde.

HD Video
23 minutes
Dir/Prod: Emily Richardson
Camera/Editor: Emily Richardson
Writer: Jonathan P Watts
Sound composer: Simon Limbrick
Thanks to the Cadbury Brown Estate
Made with the generous support of Arts Council England

To find out more about the film you can go to http://3churchwalk.blogspot.co.uk

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