The McCarricks are cellist/pianist/multi instrumentalist Martin McCarrick and violinist Kimberlee McCarrick.
The Music - dark, evocative, compelling, hypnotic, at times unsettling.... yet strangely beautiful, drawing influences from Shostakovich to the Aphex Twin with a helping of Bernard Herrmann.
The live performance sees The McCarricks playing their instruments in front a film screen where Shoppers in a Japanese supermarket mix with 1950's slow-motion contortionists, while a motley array of circus sideshow characters act out a nightmarish fairytale resulting in a surrealistic finale. The imagery captivates and leads the viewer into the imaginations that make this beautiful music.
The McCarricks have enlisted the talents of independent filmmakers to create new films specifically tailored for their music. The result is a startling display of abstract imagery and sound, set to lead the viewer through a series of different dimensions and emotions.
The McCarricks began their project in 2002, debuting with a show at The Horse Hospital in London on Halloween of that year. Previously Kimberlee was a professional violinist with the Kansas Symphony Orchestra, whilst Martin had weathered a career in the music industry spanning too many years to mention, touring, recording and creating a large back catalogue of work with the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, Kristin Hersh, Marc Almond, Skunk Anansie and Therapy? to name but a few.
The McCarricks have worked extensively as studio and live musicians, individually and together - as instrumentalists, string/orchestral arrangers, and as soundtrack designers/composers. They are currently working on music and films for future performance as well as writing and recording material with other artists, encompassing a diversity of genres from contemporary classical, to rock, and including Dance and Art installation. Collaborations include Marc Almond, Kristin Hersh, Sinead O'Connor, Gary Numan, Marianne Faithful and Royal festival Hall Meltdown Festivals curated by Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and Patti Smith.
Silent movie rescores include FW Murnau's 'Der Letzte Man' and Karel Zemans 'The Fabulous World of Jules Verne'.