The performance will consist of a classically structured "Symphony" where the score is abstract art. This is a totally new form of visual music, and the results of the rehearsal have me really excited! Thanks to Suzanne Fiol for making this possible.
Who: Scott Draves, Zach Layton & friends
What: a Visual Music performance
When: Thursday September 3rd @ 8:00pm
Where: the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn
Jack H. Skirball Series
Lichtspiel: Contemporary Abstract Animation and Visual Music
Los Angeles premieres
Co-presented with Center for Visual Music
“Joost Rekveld has provided an undeniable masterpiece with #37.” International Film Festival Rotterdam
This ravishing “play of light” explores rhythmic abstractions in the cinematic tradition of Oskar Fischinger and visual music animation. The centerpiece of the program is the Los Angeles debut of Joost Rekveld’s #37 (Netherlands, 2009, 31 min., 35mm CinemaScope), a stunningly beautiful study of the propagation and diffraction of light through crystalline structures. Sure to bend more than a few minds, the lineup also offers award-winning animated shorts from around the world, most of which are screening in L.A. for the first time. Featured artists include Spot Draves, Robert Seidel, Steven Woloshen, Bärbel Neubauer, Thorsten Fleisch, Bret Battey, Michael Scroggins, Samantha Krukowski, Mondi, Devon Damonte, Scott Nyerges, Vivek Patel and Yusuke Nakajima. Plus the final film by the late CGI wizard Richard “Doc” Baily.
In person: Joost Rekveld
Curated by Center for Visual Music with Steve Anker.
Funded in part with generous support from Wendy Keys and Donald Pels.