venerdì , 26 Aprile 2019

Cinema

In memoriam: Susan Hiller

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Susan Hiller yesterday after a short illness. We extend our deepest condolences to her family, especially David and Gabriel Coxhead. She will be remembered not only as a friend, thinker and mentor, but as a powerful and unique voice in contemporary art over the last four decades. Her investigations …

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Man Ray, Fernand Leger & Marcel Duchamp, 1923 1929

Dada and Surrealism – two leading art movements in the first decades of the last century – radically revolutionized the way we think about art. Both opened up new opportunities for creative processes: Dadaism by reinterpreting everyday objects, focusing on the role of chance and questioning conventional aesthetic norms; Surrealism by proposing new ways of understanding reality and broadening the …

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Saul Bass | Famous title sequences from Preminger to Scorsese

Some of the most remarkable opening titles designed by Saul Bass, sometimes in collaboration with his wife Elaine Bass. From “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955) to “Casino” (1995), this video represents a substantial part of his creative legacy in chronological order. A NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: My only purpose in creating this video was to share these sequences with …

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The Living Theatre | Paradise Now: The Living Theatre in Amerika

“Life, revolution and theater are three words for the same thing: an unconditional NO to the present society.” – Julian Beck (Living Theatre) “Paradise Now … more relevant now because we’re closer to now than we ever have been.” – Hanon Reznikov (Living Theatre) Arthur Magazine proudly presents PARADISE NOW: The Living Theatre in Amerika DVD — a fulminating art-meets-life installation brought …

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Leonard Bernstein | The Making of West Side Story

A behind the scenes look into the recording sessions with Kiri Te Kanawa (Maria), José Carreras (Tony), Tatiana Troyanos (Anita) and Kurt Ollmann (Riff), conducted by Leonard Bernstein. 1984 Leonard Bernstein Date of Birth 25 August 1918, Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA Date of Death 14 October 1990, New York City, New York, USA  (heart attack) Birth Name Louis Eliezer Bernstein Nickname Lennie Renowned composer (“West Side Story”, “Candide”, …

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Persona – dir. I. Bergman | score: Lars Johan Werle

He was born in Gävle, Sweden, and taught himself how to compose, although he later studied at the University of Uppsala. He sang in the chorus Bel Canto, was active as a jazz musician, and worked as a producer for Swedish Radio. He was known for his avant-gardist, post-Webernian composition Pentagram for string quartet that won first prize at the Gaudeamus Festival in Bilthovenin 1960. He became …

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Harry Smith Heaven and Earth magic

Harry Smith 1923 – 1991   Imperdibile per ogni cinefilo che si dichiara tale, Heaven and Earth Magic di Harry Smith, filmaker, musicologo, pittore e antropologo. L’opera la raccontò così: “La prima parte descrive il mal di denti dell’eroina, conseguente alla perdita di un’anguria di gran valore, le sue vicende odontoiatriche e il trasferimento in paradiso. Dopodichè il film fa …

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Mauricio Kagel Antithese (1962)

In 1962 the Argentine-German composer Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) completed an innovative multimedia/interdisciplinary piece, Antithese für einen Darsteller mit elektronischen und öffentlichen Klängen. The unique compositional style and formal structure consisting of heterogeneous compositional components reflected his profound insights into issues inherent in postwar avant-garde music. Kagel remarked strikingly that “anarchy in the piece was omnipresent.” Indeed, his use of the …

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Henry Cowell: Heroic Dance (1931)

California Parallèle Ensemble diretto da Nicole Paiement. Immagini tratte dal flm “Step across the Border”. by TheWelleszCompany   Henry Dixon Cowell (Menlo Park, 11 marzo 1897 – New York, 10 dicembre 1965) è stato un compositore, teorico musicale e pianista statunitense. La sua musica ricopre un vasto raggio di tecniche ed espressioni, partendo da sperimentazioni ritmiche e armoniche e finendo con occuparsi di sonorità particolari, su strumenti nuovi o modificati. “Nessun altro compositore del nostro tempo ha …

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Aldo Tambellini

Filmmaker sperimentale, videoartista e poeta, esponente di spicco della scena artistica underground statunitense a cavallo tra gli anni sessanta e settanta, riconosciuto come uno dei pionieri dell’intermedialità e del video d’artista. Esordisce nell’ambito dell’Expanded Cinema creando ambienti immersivi e multimediali per sperimentare poi nel corso della propria carriera le potenzialità espressive del cinema e dell’immagine elettronica. Nella sua ricerca visiva …

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