Media Release: Monday, September 20, 2010
Screen Live takes a left turn in October with Brilliant Journeys
For the sixth and final Screen Live performance for 2010, Sydney Opera House makes a jump to the left into the Studio with an all-Australian line-up of art film makers and indie musicians.
Changing pace with a less traditional bent, Brilliant Journeys is curated by the Brisbane based experimental and avant-garde collective Otherfilm.
This special event teams some extraordinary art films created by Australian artists with specially-commissioned live performances by contemporary noise, electronic and rock musicians.
The films will be screened on luminous 16mm, taking the viewer on stunning kaleidoscopic journeys, which will be mirrored and expanded on by the musicians presented over four unique sets.
The filmmakers are regarded as ‘living legends’ of Australian art cinema, while the musicians include high profile contemporary composers and improvisers and a brilliantly inventive noise-rock outfit.
These unique live collaborations, will celebrate beautiful crossovers and chance encounters possible in live film and sound.
The screening will be introduced by Jay Katz aka Jamie Leonarder from The Mu Meson Archives who will put the films in their full cultural context.
PROGRAM of FILMS
Paul Winkler (Sydney), Green Canopy, 1994, 24mins
With live soundtrack by Garbage & The Flowers (New Zealand)
Dirk de Bruyn (Melbourne), Char Hit Frames, 1986, 25mins
With live soundtrack by Joel Stern (Brisbane)
Arthur and Corinne Cantrill (Melbourne), Studies in Image (De)Generation, 1975, 8mins and Floterian - Hand Printings from a Film History, 1981, 12mins
With live soundtrack by Robin Fox (Melbourne)
George Gittoes (Sydney), Rainbow Way, 1977, 11mins
Andrew Pike (Canberra), Fe, 1973, 4mins
With a live soundtrack by Holy Balm (Sydney)
For more information on this series, visit www.sydneyoperahouse.com/screenlive
WHAT: Brilliant Journeys
WHERE: The Studio
WHEN: 5pm Sunday October 17
TICKETS: $29 or $20 concession
BOOKINGS: 9250 7777 or www.sydneyoperahouse.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Nathan McIlroy, Senior Publicist, Sydney Opera House
02 9250 7596 / 0434 146 121 / email@example.com
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