In this special edition of Music For Silent Films, laptop musician Chris Becker teams up with percussionist, electronic and noiz artist SPIKE the Percussionist and jazz/blues/free improv drummer extraordinaire Richard Cholakian. The trio will perform LIVE to two groundbreaking films of the avant-garde, Maya Deren's surreal and violent "Meshes of the Afternoon" and Ron Rice's orgiastic homage to the late great Jack Smith "Chumlum." Both films will be screened in 16mm format.
The music will blend improvisatory with composed elements, as Becker and SPIKE have both chosen to create templates that will guide the sonics accompanying each film. The instrumentation will include drums, more drums, and still more drums, tabletop electronics, laptop computer, and two Kaoss pads.
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2013
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77011
Tickets: $10. Tickets can be purchased at https://freneticore.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Sd0000002c60LEAQ.
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) by Maya Deren
Original music realized and performed by:
Chris Becker – Laptop, Kaoss Pad
Richard Cholakian – Drums, Percussion
SPIKE the Percussionist – Drums, Percussion, and Electronics
For more information contact Chris Becker at email@example.com.