Hector Gannet

Hector Gannet = Aaron Duff, Jack Coe, Martin Wann, Joe Coady – Aaron Duff also works solo as Hector Gannet.

Moving North: Coastal [Britain on Film]

‘Moving North: Coastal’ – was part of a UK wide programme, ‘Britain on Film – ‘Our Lives, Our Stories’ led by the BFI in 2017. Working in partnership with National and Regional Film Archives to uncover and create access to the extraordinary treasures of our UK film and TV archives for the British public to see and enjoy.

North East Film Archive asked if Aaron would be interested in working on the Moving North: Coastal project. Britain on Film took a closer look at rural life across the UK, and now the focus is turned towards ‘Britain on Film: Coast and Sea’, charting the changing relationship with the land and the sea and the intrinsic connection with our national self-image. Aaron was keen to express himself in regards to the fishing and shipping industries of the north east, as he has strong family background there.

The Moving North: Coastal project came together with new and original music from Hector Gannet, all performed live alongside imagery taken from over 100 years of rare archive footage of the North East of England filmed by amateur film makers, cine fanatics and from TV archives. The partnership with Hector Gannet wove together unique music, both sublime and powerful, along with film in a truly interesting way. (Please Note: Unfortunately, for copyright reasons there is no online footage of the project as it was only licensed for ‘live’ performance)

*In 2019, Hector Gannet (band) go into the studio to record music written for the ‘Moving North: Coastal’ project, along with other original material written by Aaron Duff.