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September 6, 2007

YLEM Forum: Visual Music

Filed under: Forums — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:23 pm

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Transparent Sea by Loren Means

Thursday, September 13, 8 pm

The audience is encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm, buy refreshments and meet each other.

RX Gallery and Art Bar
132 Eddy St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Two blocks from Powell St. BART Station
Click for directions
Public parking is available on the next street up, Ellis St., between Taylor and Mason Street for $10.
No one under 21 allowed
Suggested donation sliding scale $5-10

“Visual Music” will explore the relationship between sound and image in contemporary experimental film practice. Dan Shulman-Means, from New York City, will show a silent film and a film with audio dialog and music, to point up the differences between the two approaches to the film medium. Three Bay Area filmmakers, Douglas Katelus, Loren Means, and Theresa Wong, will present their films and create improvised live music sound tracks in real time.

In addition, the Visual Music program will include Selections from the 2007 Northeastern University Visual Music Marathon, a group of short computer animations with either music by the filmmaker or in collaboration with composers. These films come from all over the world. Included will be films by Jean Detheux from Canada, Fran Hartnett and Maura McDonnell from Ireland, and John Banks, Brett Battey, Brian Evans, Betsy Kopmar, Stephanie Maxwell, Dennis H. Miller, Nathaniel Resnikoff, Suzie Silver, and Pierce Warnecke, all from the USA.

Dan Shulman-Means recently moved from San Francisco to New York City, where he completed a program at the New York Film Academy. He has exhibited his digital art at galleries in New York, California, and Nebraska, and written feature stories on the arts for GTWeekly in Santa Cruz, CA.

Douglas Katelus is a San Francisco-based filmmaker and musician. He has produced several Documentary and experimental shorts that have screened throughout the U.S.A. Aside from making movies, he also co-curates an experimental film show titled “Pathological Rhetoric” that regularly showcases local and worldwide filmmakers.

Loren Means founded the f8 Filmaker’s Co-operative in the Sixties, and won a prize at the Saginaw 8mm Film Festival in 1968. He has shown his films at the Exploratorium, Artists’ Television Access, and RX Gallery. His sound tracks are drawn from music played in improvising groups from the Seventies.

Theresa Wong completed an MFA in performance at Mills College in Oakland, CA. As a cellist and vocalist, her current work spans the areas of improvisation, composition, video, performance art, and large-scale performance pieces. She recently curated a show of acoustic songs at Maybe Recital Hall in Berkeley, CA.

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