"Cinema 16" Film Screening

Smack Mellon

poster for "Cinema 16" Film Screening

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Smack Mellon will host Cinema 16 as part of the gallery's Press Play First Thursdays concert series.Cinema 16 recreates the experience of the silent film era, as curator Molly Surno programs obscure vintage films and pairs them with contemporary New York musicians. Bands are given one month to compose a musical score in order to modernize the tradition of live music accompanying films during the 1920s.

For this incarnation of Cinema 16, Lycaon Pictus will perform a live soundtrack to Pitor Kamler's silent film Chronopolis and Joel Schlemowitz's Bagatelle, using synthesizers, a bass guitar, drums, and other electronic and percussion instruments. Their soundtrack will be comprised of original music written for the film, combined with sections of free improvisation. The score will be a sonic exploration of Chronopolis' themes of time, immortality, and boredom, as the band joins Kamler on his journey.



May 07, 2009 from 19:00

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