Philip King is joined for this weeks South Wind Blows, by award-winning Irish photographer, director and producer, Seamus Murphy.
Seamus will discusses his work with famed British singer-songwriter, PJ Harvey. The two most recently teamed up on the documentary 'A Dog Called Money'.
The documentary explores the creative inspiration behind PJ Harvey's ninth studio album, 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' in an arresting collage-style, charting their travels together in Afghanistan, Kosovo and the US.
Inspired by the songs and stories they encounter on the road, Murphy and Harvey examine the many ways in which music unites communities in areas of conflict and deprivation. Throughout their travels, he collects footage and images, while she notes down snatches of the lyrics which will later form the album.
Back in London, Harvey inverts these ideas of documentation and scrutiny by inviting the public to observe the album's recording behind one-way glass during a 5-week installation at Somerset House. Murphy’s film delves into each track of the album, unearthing the layers of process behind their creation, and the people and places who inspired them.
The pair worked previously in 2011, where Murphy compiled photography and films for Harvey's previous album 'Let England Shake'. This culminated in, 'Let England Shake: 12 Short Films by Seamus Murphy'. The films were screened at several UK festivals and later released on DVD that December.
South Wind Blows will air Saturday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
There will be a special showing of 'A Dog Called Money' in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin on Nov. 19th where Seamus will be conducting a Q&A session. For more information, click here.