Numb Mob: Where to Build in Stone
Since forming, Hull-based duo Numb Mob have become an adventurous electronic outfit with forward-thinking sensibilities: they produce music that explores the fickle relationship between digital and acoustic worlds. With influence from artists such as John Carpenter, Portishead, Simon Fisher Turner, James Holden and Boards of Canada, they’ve arrived at a visually charged sound that is both familiar and alien.
Where to Build in Stone is inspired by the shapes and sounds of the city of Hull, originally commissioned by J-Night for Hull Jazz Festival 2017.
Performed with a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, the piece is a vivid soundscape embroidered with evocative melodies that evoke a mysterious and oddly beautiful side of the city. The visual counterpart explores Hull over the course of a day, telling the story of the city through the things that are everywhere and overlooked; the familiar seen from an unfamiliar perspective.
Music by Numb Mob, film by Joseph Bird.
Commissioned by Serious