SAVED is a retro-mechanical music show built around rescued 70s home organs. Along with cassettes, a turntable, AM radios and a modified whisk, Leak weaves musical joy into the surprisingly beautiful mundanity of daily life.
FILM of SAVED from 2021 Edinburgh Fringe Festival
SAVED was part of the Made in Scotland showcase in 2021, however the Festival was not fully back from the pandemic.
Hazel Palmer shot this film of the show which was screened on the digital ZOOTV platform for the duration of the Festival as a ticketed event.
SAVED LIVE at the 2022 Edinburgh Festival, ZOO Southside
Recorded on 26 August 2022. While the production values are higher in the 2021 film, the performance in 2022 benefits from having been ‘run-in’ with an audience. And, there is an audience present in this single-camera recording by Hazel Palmer.
Creator and Performer – Graeme Leak
Melody lines in ‘They are Moving’ – Helen Gregg
Production Manager and Lighting Design – Dave Shea
Technicians Richard Price and Ieuan Watkins
Director of Photography – Hazel Palmer
Editors – Graeme Leak, Hazel Palmer
Sound Recordist and Mixer – Graeme Leak
Colourist – Gareth Gordon
Audio Description Consultant – Emma-Jane McHenry
SAVED as presented for the 2021 Made in Scotland Showcase for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was produced by Scissor Kick.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “..mesmerisingly poetic compositions”
Anne-Charlotte Gerbaud, Fringe Biscuit
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “..it is Leak’s quaint yet ingeniously deployed array of pre-digital technology that fascinate.”
Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “He walks the tightrope between earnest and flippant with disarming ease, neither over-egging nor under-playing his abundant creativity. Inventive and charming, Saved is a joyful way to spend the afternoon.”
George Sully, Fest magazine
“Its tone is so distinctive, so deliberately dowdy, so utterly just-so. It knows exactly what it’s doing and it does it sublimely.”
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️“..fascinating to watch, and often amusing, if not laugh-out-loud funny.”
David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 “Boldly Inventive, quirky and challenging, Saved is a clever thought-piece, and its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe deserves to find its moment.” Helen Tope, The Reviews Hub
“it is a complex beast, made to look so easy – and that is sheer genius right there”
Donald Stewart, Fringe Review
“Brian Eno, David Bowie, Sparks, Kraftwerk, Morrissey and Acorn Antiques – loved it.”
Martin Mendelssohn, Audience Reviewer
“A joy, a delight, whimsical and utterly engaging. Seek it out, there seriously is nothing like it”
Andrew Meadowcroft, Audience Reviewer
SAVED Audio Tracks
full song – 3min
excerpt – 1m30s
THEY are MOVING
excerpt – 1m30s
excerpt – 1m05s