Thursday, April 11
SIFF Cinema Uptown
511 Queen Anne Ave N
Travel back to a bygone era when cinema and vaudeville shared the bill for a brief moment in history! A unique evening combining silent cinema, live music and unconventional vaudeville performance. We will be presenting a number of films from the first part of the last century, mixed in with the world premieres of works from local filmmakers made specifically for this event. Each film is accompanied by a brand new original score, performed live!
In between films, Moisture Festival performers transport us even further into this singular era of entertainment history with a carefully curated and curious collection of nationally recognized variètè acts. With the inimitable Kevin Joyce as our Master of Ceremonies, the evening will include live performances by world renowned star of stage and screen, Avner the Eccentric, the surreal Seattle acrobalancing duo of Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia, unexplainable illusion from San Francisco magician Paul Nathan, and nostalgic 1920’s melodies from the lovely Sandy Neale.
All are encouraged to dress for this occasion in your finest early 20th century attire.
Presented by Moisture Festival in collaboration with SIFF, the Seattle Composers Alliance, and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.
More information / Tickets: http://www.siff.net/cinema/sound-of-silents
Official Trailer for Amy O’Neal’s recent solo work!
more of “The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performace You Will See This Decade” to come in 2013…
LEAD BUNNY – HEDREEN GALLERY
October 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2012
Suggested Donation: $8 general / free to students
October 1 – 31, 2012
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1:30-6pm
LEAD BUNNY will consolidate Paige Barnes’ ongoing exploration of the themes of conflict and reconciliation. The project is about the contradictory experiences human beings have when trying to connect, and how they understand themselves and their relationship with the Other.
PERFORMANCE: Animator Stefan Gruber with sound composer Rosten Woo creates “lead bunnies” – creatures that fill up with lead, and then leak it. The rabbits create the emotional subtext of the work giving insight to the choreography by Paige Barnes and performed by Paige Barnes, Vincent Cuny, Alice Gosti, Paris Hurley, Nadia Losonsky and Pol Rosenthal. Found sounds recorded by Julian Martlew and Paige Barnes alongside live sonorous vocal compositions by Paris Hurley and Bob Barraza transform the audio landscape. Jme Frank’s costumes reflect a battle for balance: a contrast of blue and white collar uniforms mixed with a hint of sci-fi and a dash of urban tribal influence implies a modern day armed warrior. Masks by Ret Harrison cover the faces to express anonymity. A total of fifteen artists are involved in the creation of LEAD BUNNY, an individual’s journey of undergoing change in the face of conflict without breaking.
MEDIA EXHIBIT: The five media station exhibit reveals LEAD BUNNY’s creative process. Documentary filmmaker Aileen Imperial filmed extensively the rehearsals and creative brainstorm sessions, and conducted interviews with the choreographer and collaborators. Once inside the gallery, the spectator will be able to interact with the different media stations illuminating what is involved in making a collaborative dance based project: the inspiration, the discipline, the dedication, the obsession — the drama inside of the creative process.
The magnificence of this new project spearheaded by Wayne Horvitz is boundless, with stunning work by Yukio Suzuki / KINGYO, Yohei Saito, and Tucker Martine.
The premiere performances are complete but the sound and video components of the installation will remain at the Arizona State University Art Museum through the end of the month.
Above – video by Yohei Saito of the installation’s premiere in Port Townsend, WA.
More about the project: www.55inconcrete.com
Are you a film maker or composer interested in making work for silent film?
SIFF, the Seattle Composers’ Alliance and the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble are partnering up to celebrate the art of silent film and film scores. 12 films made by youth through adult ages will be selected to be scored by local composers, and performed live for an audience by the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble.
November 2, 2012 Submission deadline
December 3, 2012 Notification of acceptance
December 10, 2012 Final cut of the film due on DVD
March 1 , 2013 Final score due
April 11, 2013 Screening date
Three years in the making, this weekend will mark the premiere of Wayne Horvitz’s modular, shifting-site specific work – 55: Music and Dance in Concrete – with Yukio Suzuki / KINGYO, Yohei Saito, and Tucker Martine.
Originally inspired and recorded in the bunkers and cistern at Fort Worden, artists will activate the fort for the next two days, with music, dance and video. Guests are invited to explore the installation freely from 11-6 each day, and experience three dance performances scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (11, 1:30 & 4).
More information – including lots of video and audio from the project: http://www.55inconcrete.com