Saturday Feb 22nd 2014 @Goethe Institute
Expanded Cinema at the DC Independent Film Festival
A live experimental cinema and sound event where filmmakers and sound artists collaborate to create a new audiovisual experience.
Unedited Super 8 films shot by Chris H Lynn will be accompanied by a live improv score from Daniel Barbiero, Gary Rouzer, and Chris H Lynn. The score will include double bass, clarinet, cello,objects, and various sound sources. The rhythm of the projector and the internal tempo of the shots will also contribute to the audiovisual experience.
Margaret Rorison is a writer, curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. Rorison's work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Mono No Aware VI & VII, Brooklyn, NY; T.I.E. Alternative Measure’s, Colorado Springs, CO; 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington D.C.; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.
The electro-pop duo's first album features nine uninhibited tracks which magnify and refine an essential melodic and rhythmic simplicity. Elmapi and Matterlink send radical beats in motion while letting loose sampled sounds to swirl into their retro-futurist world. Rhythms fall like waves of rain and accumulate to the rupture point while the vocals rally the radical sounds with tactile and determined verse. Filmmaker and sensory experimenter Matterlink aka James Schneider has been working with sound and image for more than 20 years - beginning with his early years in Washington DC's punk community playing music, working in photography, and multiple projecting 16mm films during concerts. As Matterlink, he performs a raw, sound-driven approach to this new art of live cinema.
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