Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics September 1 2009, 19:30 - 21:30 Pacific Film Archive 2575 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA
This evening features a range of works, from 1920s German film experiments to light show psychedelia, and highlights the evolving technology and artistic sophistication of visual music and experimental animation. Several of the works in the show were designed to be used in performance contexts, light shows and other expanded forms of cinema, often with independent musical accompaniment. Accordingly, one of the themes that emerges from this program is a dialogue between structure and spontaneity in visual music.
Many of the prints in this show represent recent preservation work by CVM. Includes films by Oskar Fischinger (incl. William Moritz's 35mm Cinemascope R-1 recreation version), Charles Dockum (3 new preservation prints!), Mary Ellen Bute, Jules Engel (3 new preservation prints), John Stehura, David Lebrun, and Sixties Light Show films by Jud Yalkut/USCO and The Single Wing Turquoise Bird Light Show film. Curated by CVM.