Thursday, 22 August 2013

Poetry in Motion - Bar 303 20-22 Sept 2013


Poetry in Motion – The Films of Maya Deren
8.00pm Friday 20 September
4.00pm Saturday 21 September
6.00pm Sunday 22 September
Bar 303, Northcote

Melbourne Fringe Festival presents Poetry in Motion – The Films of Maya Deren with live improvised score by the Eldritch Trio for three shows in September.

The Eldritch Trio will combine an array of acoustic instruments with electronics to create an immersive aural backdrop for some of cinemas most enduring avant-garde films. Traversing the sonic landscape from minimalism to noise music the Eldritch Trio produce sparkling sonic landscapes and poignant juxtapositions.

FILMS
At Land [1944]
Ritual in Transfigured Time [1946]
Meshes of the Afternoon [1943]

Dreaming, reflection, rhythm, vision, ritual and identity are all compelling themes explored by American maverick filmmaker Maya Deren. Deren was one of the most important entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 50s

Maya Deren was a key figure in the development of the “New American Cinema”. Her influence extends to contemporary filmmakers like David Lynch, whose film Lost Highway [1997] pay homage to Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon in his experimentation with narration.

An uncompromising artist, Deren’s films are haunting, lyrical and breathtaking fusions of human and cinematic movement, where the actors dance with the camera.

Tickets through Melbourne Fringe

The Eldritch Trio are:
Christopher de Groot – keyboards, bass flute & electronics
Callum Moncrieff – vibraphone & percussion
Tristen Parr – electric cello & effects 

(forwarded from Christopher de Groot)

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