The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was the creation of classically-trained guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes (Crawley, Sussex, England, 1949-1997). Jeffes and cellist co-founder Helen Liebmann were members throughout its life; a number of other musicians became part of the ensemble playing live and also appearing on studio albums according to the instrumentation of particular pieces. The Penguin’s sound is not easily categorized, but has elements of exuberant folk music and a minimalist aesthetic occasionally reminiscent of composers such as Philip Glass.
Boo Saville - Ghost (2009)
“This work is a selection from an edition of 31 unique multiples made from a photo etching of a dead man’s image. These prints have been disrupted by being drawn on, burned or cut, in many ways changing the mark-making process and adding an element of risk to the coherence of the final image. The title for the monoprints, Ghost, is a suggestion of the transient, fluid nature of this process and a play on its obvious, more macabre reference.”