Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music

Poster by Matt McKinzie.

Join us throughout the summer for a series of programs, featuring films from within and beyond the collection of the Film-Makers' Cooperative, about music!

Sonic Visions: Experiments in Cinema and Music mines the vast collection of the Film-Makers' Cooperative (and beyond) to present a series of films and video art exploring — and exploding — the subject of music. From examining the use of Motown hits in Sixties queer underground cinema, to Jud Yalkut's groundbreaking early video work that engaged with (and distorted) footage and audio of legendary artists like the Beatles and Bob Dylan, to two fascinating double bills (one offering filmic portraits of experimental composers, the other exploring the punk and hardcore scenes of the '70s and '80s), this series covers a plethora of classic and contemporary moving image works that are sure to enchant the eyes — and ears — in equal measure.

We are thrilled to collaborate with our friends at Spectacle Theater for three of the programs in this series!

Programs at the Film-Makers' Cooperative:

The Decade Rock Exploded (Friday, August 2nd, at 7pm)

Cine-Syncopation: Jazz on Film (Friday, August 9th, at 7pm)

Tobe Carey's Visions of Woodstock (Thursday, August 15th, at 7pm)

Music Videos from the Coop's Collection (Wednesday, September 9th, at 7pm)

Visual Dissonance (And Other Kinds of Noise): Two Punk and Hardcore Documents (Friday, September 13th, at 7pm)

Experimental Composers: Two Portraits (Friday, September 20th, at 7pm)

John Akomfrah's Last Angel of History (Friday, September 28th, at 7pm)

Programs at Spectacle Theater:

Craig Baldwin's Sonic Outlaws (Wednesday, August 21st, at 7:30pm)

Jud Yalkut's Aural Adventures (Friday, August 30th, at 6:30pm)

The Motown Sound and the Queer Underground (Friday, August 30th, at 8:00pm)