~*suggested donation of $5 for the musicians*~
Please join us for an exciting night of live music to film! We have a wonderful program of old silent films with rich histories of being improvised to, a structuralist film with added sound and a new improvised score to a more recent piece. Below is the program with descriptions of the performers:
Emak-Bakia (Leave Me Alone) — (Man Ray / 1926 / 16m)
Performed to by Raven Bauer Durham and James Wolf
The Fourth Watch — (Janie Geiser / 2000 / 10m)
Performed to by Dave Gibson
By Night With Torch and Spear — (Joseph Cornell / 1946 / 8m)
Performed to by Colin Killalea
Zorn’s Lemma — (Hollis Frampton / 1970 / 60m, ~45m score)
Performed to by Ear Infection
Raven Bauer Durham and James Wolf
Raven Bauer Durham and James Wolf create their primarily improvisational music from their shared interests in song forms, noise, drone, and Appalachian sounds. Using strings, winds, and voices, they weave a conversation of consonant and dissonant movements.
Bauer Durham and Wolf began playing together in the improvisational noise/drone ensemble Phoenix Auto Group in 2017. Soon after contributing sounds and art to each others solo work, (Raven Bauer Durham – Conversations; James Wolf – That, Engine Summer) they began working on improvised duo material. Over the course of five sessions they recorded The River and the Rain in It, released in April 2019. Their music can be found at https://jameslawrencewolfravenbauerdurham.bandcamp.com/
Dave Gibson is a Charlottesville based musician and a member of Weird Mob, Personal Bandana, Heron & Crane and Kino Fists. When he isn’t playing in one of his many musical projects he can be found archiving moving images and video games at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus in Culpeper.
Colin Killalea has toured and performed with an array of artists, most recently Albert Hammond Jr and Natalie Prass. Noisey magazine calls him “a ridiculously dexterous multi-instrumentalist.” He earned a BA at New School University’s jazz studies program, focusing to a large extent on saxophone and composition. Teachers include Robert Sadin, Jane Ira Bloom, John D’earth, and the great Billy Hart. As a singer, Colin’s been featured on many albums and live performances, notably visual artist Adam Pendelton’s three scenes at the Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Killalea works chiefly as a producer/engineer out of local recording studio White Star Sound. Recent projects released and forthcoming include Diane Cluck, Schuyler Fisk, Juliana Daugherty, Goodnight Daniel, Albert Hammond Jr, Ex-poets, Klauss, and the multimedia collaboration preservation with cohorts Tracy Maurice and Tommy Crane. The piece recently debuted at the David Rubinstein Atrium at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Local free-jazz ensemble and improvising extraordinaires. Members include Travis Thatcher, Jordan Perry, Steve Snider, and Kevin Davis. Possibly others too.