Everything I Have Is Yours (2019) by Open Music Archive is now available to view on Salford University's Art Collection website.
Everything I Have Is Yours is an ambitious film and sound work by Eileen Simpson and Ben White, working collectively as Open Music Archive. The piece reflects on the first decade of the UK pop charts and features a group of older musicians, many of whom are the ‘original teenagers’ of the Greater Manchester music scene, now in their 70s and 80s. This film focuses on this diverse group as they re-engage with public-domain samples from the formative era of the ‘birth of pop’, and incorporate these timeless sounds into new musical creations.
Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, Contemporary Art Society, University of Salford Art Collection and Castlefield Gallery. Presented by Contemporary Art Society, Mbili Foundation and the University of Salford.