April 14, 2010 at 8 PM
Blast Phemy! #3
at Cinefamily, 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles
Jim Olvemen, video & music
Anne Bray, video with works by Eve Belgarian performed by Susie Allen
Rick Bahto, film & Luciano Chessa, Vietnamese dan bau
presented by NewTown, Cinefamily and the Los Angeles Filmforum
Our third show in the ongoing Blast Phemy! series features outstanding musical soloists performing new, cutting-edge works seamlessly melded with a spectrum of media styles, including video montage, 3D animation and multi-projector 8mm film! We’ve got a collaboration between 8mm gunslinger Rick Bahto (who’s exhibited at venues like MoMA, the San Francisco Cinematheque and Director’s Lounge in Berlin) and composer/performer Luciano Chessa (who’s an expert at both the Vietnamese dan bau and the musical saw.) Another of the evening’s collaborations is a meeting of the minds between video artist Anne Bray and postminimalist composer Eve Beglarian, with a live performance by harpist Susie Allen — and finally, we also have a live collision between animation and banjo(!), delivered by psychedelic specialist Jim Ovelmen.
Luciano and I will be performing Movements, along with a new untitled collaboration, The Bellouin Sequence with a live score, my silent film Improvisation with Pool and Luciano’s dan bau work Nodi d’amore.
You can get tickets here.