From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Oct 19 2009 - 10:40:29 PDT
If indeed you have such a scathing critique at hand, perhaps you
should figure out where to begin, and begin.
What you've posted, however informed and considered the source of your
outrage, is simply insulting and critical without much substance.
Perhaps everyone who is as smart and educated as yourself already
knows how to read your mind, but that won't do much good for poor
Peiman, since, as you seem aware, he's not as smart or educated as you.
Artistic responses to canonical works are jejune? I always thought
they were de rigeur.
On 19-Oct-09, at 07:58 , Tony Conrad wrote:
> Hi Peiman-------
> 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
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> the original film, acoustically magnifying certain visual aspects
>> 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
>> a very pure form of musical thinking. For this reason it will no
>> 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
>> 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>.
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