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 Fischinger Archive.
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 website: