Contemporary Music

BAIT with Live Score by Gwenno and Georgia Ellery

22 May 2021
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Mark Jenkin’s BAFTA-winning indie hit is accompanied by a new score performed live by composer Gwenno Saunders and cast-member Georgia Ellery.

Gwenno Saunders composer, performer

Georgia Ellery performer 


Bait, the BAFTA-winning indie hit of 2019, is presented with a live performance of a new score by the Cornish–Welsh composer and musician Gwenno Saunders that builds on the original soundtrack she created for the film. 

Mark Jenkin’s stark depiction of tensions in a Cornish community between a local fisherman and metropolitan incomers, is a lo-fi tour de force filmed in black-and-white with a clockwork camera. With grainy and purposefully archaic visuals, Bait blends social realism and political melodrama to create a potent commentary on very contemporary issues.

Gwenno Saunders, winner of the Welsh Music Prize, will perform her newly created live score with the Cornish composer, songwriter and musician Georgia Ellery, who also plays Katie in the film. Blending synth loops, violin drones and live vocals, Saunders draws on her background in dance, theatre and performance to weave a seamless tapestry of sound and image that adds new layers to this critically acclaimed masterpiece. 

‘…a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation.’ ★★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

Live score commissioned by the BFI, with support from the British Council

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