From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 19 2009 - 07:58:42 PDT
This is such a misbegotten project that I hardly know where to begin. If as you
say you are actually a PhD student (of something), and this is "part of my
research/creative interest in transmodality (multi sensual perception) of musical
experience, particularly with regard to the creation of musical space" and "part
of my composition portfolio, and discussed in my thesis", your project certainly
impugns the credentials or advisement capabilities of your thesis adviser.
Riding this jejune project on Brakhage's back does no credit to either of you.
On Sat 10/17/09 9:21 AM , Peiman Khosravi email suppressed sent:
> Dear All,
> This is my first post here so apologies if this is not the place for
> I am a PhD student at City University London, focusing my research and
> practice in studio based Electroacoustic music composition. At the
> moment I am exploring audio/visual relationships as part of my
> research/creative interest in transmodality (multi sensual perception)
> of musical experience, particularly with regard to the creation of
> musical space. As a result I am interested in creating an acoustic
> counterpart to part II of Brakhage's "Dog Star Man". Once
> completed this will be part of my composition portfolio, and discussed in my
> thesis. It may also be played in presentations/concerts.
> This will not be a conventional soundtrack, nor does it intend to be
> in anyway representative of -or remain true to- Brakhage's original
> work, which I understand and agree that should be watched in silence.
> The project will be my attempt to create a new work born out of a
> network of audio/visual relationships. Naturally this will reinterpret
> the original film, acoustically magnifying certain visual aspects that
> are formally dominant in my experience of the work.
> As it happens I have come to realize that Brakhage is one of the most
> "musical" filmmakers and working with his films would be like re-
> interpreting a piece of Bach: the work already contains and represents
> a very pure form of musical thinking. For this reason it will no doubt
> be a challenge and may prove impossible for me to complete, or arouse
> other's criticism. However, I cannot avoid a challenge when I see one!
> In short I am writing here with two questions:
> 1- Could someone please clarify for me the issue of copyrights with
> Brakhage's works and point me to the right direction for getting
> permissions for this project.
> 2- Any ideas and suggestions are more than welcomed... as I am not a
> filmmaker your ideas will for sure be very helpful to me.
> Many thanks in advance.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <(address suppressed)
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.