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The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France, comes to the UK in 2014. To mark the occasion Animat are revisiting their live soundtrack to the award-winning animation Belleville Rendezvous. Belleville Rendezvous tells the story of Madame Souza, an elderly woman who goes on a quest to rescue her grandson Champion, a Tour de France cyclist, who has been kidnapped by the French mafia for gambling purposes and taken to the city of Belleville.
She is joined by the Triplets of Belleville, music hall singers from the 1930s, whom she meets in the city, and her obese hound, Bruno.
Animat first developed our soundtrack to the film in 2007 and played it to sellout cinema audiences around the UK.
Animat have appeared at numerous festivals, art house cinemas and events with their unique “soundtracking”
take on cult films. A mix of specially written music, tracks from their DJ catalogue and the film’s dialogue and
score is played live with the screening.
Musicians. producers and DJs Mark Daly and Michael Harding have been working together as Animat since 2004. They have released music on the Big Chill, Dubmission and Bloodsugar labels, appeared on numerous compilations, remixed tracks for Pitch Black, Banco de Gaia and Deep Dive Corp, and had music used in multimedia projects at Tate Britain and New York’s Leverhouse Gallery.
Animat are now collaborating on a new band: Rophonic, with Peter Rophone and Graham McElearney of The Third Half. Rophonic’s debut EP ‘The Sun Fell From the Sky’ came out in September 2013 and ‘Earth Lift’ from the EP was featured on the latest in the ‘Klassik Lounge Nightflight’ series compiled by DJ Nartak
Animat have also established a national reputation for their innovative series of soundtracking events.