Friday, 13 August 2010
THREE ON SUNDAY
The third Sunday of the month is this weekend, and I'll be showing some good stuff for y'all.
Starts at 10:30PM and is FREE.
Pre-conditioner hair + giant synthesizer, a carved canoe goes on buck-wild journey, and whiskey dancing in the streets of Northern Thailand.
Come out and say hello.
IMPROVISATION ON A ‘CONCERTO GENERATOR'
Laurie Spiegel, 1977 (2 min., 40 sec.)
"Under a tight deadline, composer Laurie Spiegel slept in the labs of Bell Telephone while the final components for the Alles synthesizer were being completed. The final composition, commissioned by Bell and the Motion Picture Academy, is seen here in the only existing footage of the first real-time synthesizer being played."
Excerpted from OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music.
PADDLE TO THE SEA
Bill Mason, 1966 (28 min.)
“Based on Holling C. Holling’s beloved Caldecott-awarded children’s book, William Mason’s stunning film follows the adventures of a tiny, wood-carved canoe as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean. Buoyed by beautiful photography and a sense of true wonder about the sun, Earth, and water, the Academy Award–nominated Paddle to the Sea is an unforgettable tribute to the forces of the natural world, as well as a thrilling journey across the waves and rapids of North America.”
PHI TA KHON: GHOSTS OF ISAN
Robert Millis and Richard Bishop, 2004 (78 min.)
"Masks and outfits made of coconut husks, rice steamers, shredded rags and clanging bells transform participants of Thailand’s PHI TA KHON festival into ghosts, devils, demons, and spirits unleashed for a bacchanal. Outrageous wooden phalluses and plenty of rice whiskey heighten licentious behavior as MO LAM--Thai country groove music--blasts from makeshift bands in the back of pickup trucks… Described as ‘The Mardi Gras from Hell’ and ‘Thai Halloween" PHI TA KHON is a ghost festival that takes place every year in the Isan province of Northern Thailand."
Filmed on location by Robert Millis and Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) in June 2004.