Friday 7 September 2018, 8:45 - 9:15pm
Free, public event
Harbour Screen, Folkestone Harbour Arm, Harbour Approach Rd, Folkestone CT20 1QQ
The Ash Tree is a ghost story by M R James, found in his 1904 collection Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. MR James classic horror novel was transformed by the BBC into a classic of the genre. When a country estate is inherited the new owner finds that the main house has been cursed since the day his ancestor condemned a woman to death for witchcraft. He soon discovers that the ancient ash tree outside his bedroom window is the root of all of his problems.
As part of The Ash Project and in response to The Ash Archive, Claire Orme and guest musicians will perform a live score to the 1975 TV adaption of M R James’s story.
Claire Orme is an artist, curator and musician. Specialising in performance art and sound installation, Claire employs her skills as a pianist and violin player to investigate the narrative contours of spaces and objects. Much of Orme’s work is research-led, utilizing archive material and interviews to explore her interest in perhaps overlooked rural and urban histories.