Re: Christmas On Earth

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 21:39:37 PST

I think that if I dug through a closet or two, I could come up with a
couple of reel-to-reel tapes of late 60s rock radio for you.

Ken B.

Quoting alvamel <email suppressed>:

> In April 05, there was a short thread about Barbara Rubin's film
> 'Christmas On Earth'. It seems that aside from having the film(s)
> double-projected that the projectionist is also given instructions to
> have radio playing into the theatre at the same time. I'm curious
> about these instructions - to have the film scored to live radio
> tuned to a so-called 'rock station'.
> Obviously, radio in the mid-sixties and radio today are a completely
> different animal. Aside from shifts in musical style, contemporary
> radio is owned by a few centralized corporations - thus predictably
> managed to the listener's conditioned taste . So, I would imagine
> that radio 40 years ago was much more eccentric and was likely to
> enhance the tension of the viewing experience, not knowing what sort
> of musical accompaniment or commercial was likely to come next. I
> gather that Barbara was hoping to create an experience that garnered
> a certain spontaneity.
> Is there anybody on this list who can share the experience of seeing
> 'Christmas On Earth' as per the original exposition instructions?
> Thanks for any insight.
> Alva
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