Sounds of Silents – Suffolk

SOUNDS OF SILENTS – in Norfolk and Suffolk

A sequel to the successful Britian on Film URBAN event held in Norwich in 2015.

Coordinated by Cinema City Education, more information at


Folk East Festival, The Soapbox Stage

21st August

A selection of archive films of rural Norfolk and Suffolk from the East Anglian Film Archive will be brought to life by two young upcoming acts. With sets from contemporary alternative/classical composer Alex Carson and fellow members of his band Wooden Arms, and ambient drone-folk outfit Broads. Sound of Silents will be taking over the SoapBox stage of Folk East Festival in the beautiful surroundings of Glemham Hall, Suffolk.

Alex Carson & Wooden Arms

Alex Carson is a composer, musician and member of Wooden Arms, a contemporary quintet who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop music. Their new record, and subsequent single ‘Burial’ marks a change in sonic texture from their first album “Tide” released on Butterfly Collectors in October 2014. This new sonic palette is markedly more contemporary for the band, and heralds something of a departure from the classical chamber music stylings of the first album. Enthused with the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead, blended with the ethereal melodies of Sigur Ros, Wooden Arms’ instrumentation has grown to include more electronic production elements. Their new recordings see the band decidedly shake off the shackles of ‘Folk music’ pigeonholing, towards something newer, darker, more strange……

Alex will be creating an original score and performing it live with members of Wooden Arms as part of this year’s festival.



Since 2013’s guitar/noise/hiss-based debut EP ‘Single Rev’ appeared on the Norwich music radar, James Ferguson’s Broads project has gone through a rapid and prolific evolution.

Reference points that run consistently through the Broads canon are repetition, drone and rich reverbs, having drawn comparisons with artists as diverse as Mogwai, Broadcast and Max Richter. Broads’ set at NS&V will incorporate brand new material alongside re-purposings of existing pieces.


For NS&V (and most other live performances), Ferguson will be joined by longtime collaborator Mark Jennings (Sukoshi, EPIA) on live synths and triggers.