From: C Keefer (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Oct 08 2008 - 14:44:16 PDT
Well the timing is great to post this one...series begins next Wednesday.
Please forward to interested parties.
Cornell Cinema in Ithaca, New York screens four of Center for Visual Music's curated Visual
Music programs, beginning October 15, in their Willard Straight Theatre.
Wed. Oct. 15 - Oskar Fischinger Retrospective: Optical Poetry. Featuring 35mm preserved
prints of his classic visual music films, including Allegretto, Study No. 6, Study
No. 7, Radio Dynamics, Composition in Blue, Motion Painting No. 1, Kreise, American
March, Spirals, Coloratura, Spiritual Constructions, Walking from Munich to Berlin,
and others. Prints preserved by Academy Film Archive, Center for Visual Music and
Oct. 22 - Mary Ellen Bute Program
(CVM presents this program in association with Cecile Starr and Women's Independent
Film Exchange). All of her short abstract Visual Music films, 16mm. For more about
her films, see program info on CVM's Bute page: www.centerforvisualmusic.org/Bute.htm
Oct. 29 - Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics. 16mm. NEW CVM Touring Program.
From German pioneers to Light Show psychedelia to Experimental Animation classics,
little-seen films from the Collection of Center for Visual Music; most are preserved
prints. Includes films by Oskar and Hans Fischinger, Charles Dockum, Jules Engel,
Mary Ellen Bute, Jud Yalkut and more. Many of these films were preserved with the support of the National Film Preservation Foundation.
"The Rare Classics program abounded with priceless opportunities to witness
the genre's often-referred-to-but-rarely-seen works...and some mind-blowing
footage from early expanded cinema performances." (Danni Zuvela)
Full program details and Review at: www.centerforvisualmusic.org/VMEssenClassics.htm
Nov. 5 - Legendary Light Shows. Video and 16mm.
Flashback to the 1960's with a program of rarely seen film and video by legendary
light show artists from San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles: Glenn McKay, Tony
Martin, Elias Romero, Joshua White, Single Wing Turquoise Bird, Jud Yalkut and others,
plus the light show finale from David Lebrun's Hog Farm Movie. Featuring light,
color and liquid projections layered with film and handmade slides, originally performed
live at rock concerts. Selections from this program were featured in the 2005 US
exhibition "Visual Music" at the Hirshhorn Museum and MOCA LA.
For tickets, showtimes and directions for these 4 shows, please visit Cornell Cinema's
For interested parties who can't be there, our online store has some of these works available on DVD (though of course a poor substitute for the films...)
For continuing updated information on CVM programs, tours, exhibitions, please visit our Events page or or become a Member.
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