Five of Melbourne’s best experimental acts have organised for you the opportunity to see them play new soundtracks live to the films of Maya Deren.
Maya Deren was the first lady of avant-garde film making in the 1940’s and 1950’s, not only a filmmaker in her own right but also collaborating with the likes of Marcel Duchamp and Antony Tudor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Deren Her films are a wonderfully textured and moodily lit black and white and deal with themes such as ritual, movement, violence and beauty.
On 4th September Occult Blood, Rottuer, Siilt, Electronic Shaman and Abre Ojos will play their own unique soundtracks to her films, including improvisations between Occult Blood and Rotteur, – Sillt, Electronic Shaman and Abre Ojos.
The films screened are:
Occult Blood: At Land
Siilt: Meditation on Violence
Abre Ojos: The Very Eye of Night
With collaboration performances to:
Witches Cradle and an edited version of Divine Horsemen- The Living Gods of Haiti
Saturday 4th September
Doors open 2.00pm at Loop Bar 23 Meyers Place Melbourne, Tix $10 full/ $5 Conc.
Occult Blood: noise wall degrading tape loops vocals to resurrect Maya herself http://www.myspace.com/occultblood
Rottuer: Rotteur makes cold, desolate soundscapes, haunted by droning machinery and sparse abstracted electronics. http://www.myspace.com/rotteur
Electronic Shaman: follower of the left hand path delivers resonance from the forgotten tombs of the old ones and stygian vistas of distant worlds http://electronicshaman.com
Siilt: siilt is dusty voltage-controlled atmospheres and loops by s.klein, also of Terminal Sound System (Extreme Music, AU) and HALO (Relapse Records, USA). www.antisound.net
Abre Ojos: is improvised sound and vision for dystopian meditation https://abreojos.net