A collaboration between yourcodenameis:milo, Name and Sasa Savic. It was performed for the first time at the ‘2020 Project’ in Newcastle in November 2003. The live work combines a taut instrumental post-rock soundtrack with animated photographs following a narrative order. It was also performed for the opening weekend of The Sage Gateshead.
This edit combines archive footage from The Sage Gateshead performance.
‘Number One’ is a collaborative audiovisual performance by Newcastle based designers/artists Name, UK band Yourcodenameis:milo and Bosnian photographer Sasa Savic. Performed at the 2020 event as part of the 2003 AV Festival, and then again at the opening weekend of The Sage Gateshead in February 2005, this rousing performance is a symphonic intermingling of music and image.
Name and Savic’s striking black and white visual work illustrates the city of Sarajevo. The vigour and optimism of life after the wars of the 1990′s is rendered lyrically in the simple streets scenes and stark faces of the residents of this distinctive cosmopolis.
Yourcodenameis:milo perfectly score these filmic scenes with well designed chord evolutions and warm guitar mechanics. The intelligent textures of their sound transport the performance into a deeper meditative realm. At once rangy, belligerent, and yet harmonious, Yourcodenameis:milo display genuine glimmers of brilliance in a taut well constructed performance.
Honor Harger (Previous Director AV Festival)