June 2013, arsenal cinema

The Devil's Blind Spot – Jumping the Gate (John Blue with Axel Scheele and Daniel Grinstead)

The Devil's Blind Spot create music with sound fragments from documentaries and features in the Arsenal's archive. Parts of conversations between Lightnin' Hopkins and his friends and fellow musicians or Hitchcock dialogues about the role of the artist in society have been isolated and transformed into self-contained musical units. At times a whole sentence from the inspirational material can be heard, in other cases just the click of the audiotrack on the film's leader. John Blue uses these elements as a starting point for a performance with the guitarist Axel Scheele and the drummer Daniel Grinstead that links samples, electronic and live instruments. (29.6. Concert at Grüner Salon)