Last month, in conjunction with the Bozar Electronic Music Festival in Brussels, Peter Liversidge premiered a series of films to accompany the music of Balmorhea. The Texan musical group is known for its minimalist chamber arrangements, and also for scoring music for films. Reviews of their albums always comment on their construction of conceptual narratives. The New Yorker has called their music “a slow-burning, wordless, and ambient Americana that manages to captivate while avoiding the histrionics of its post-rock forebears.”
It makes sense that the aesthetic would appeal to Liversidge, who created a video for Balmorhea comprised of pre-1950s film clips, which match the music’s wordless but emotional tenor. The film montage played behind the band during performances as an atmospheric visual accompaniment.
For more videos from the performance, please refer to this list.