Lawrence Jordan fans kick up your heels! Lawrence will perform his short Ein Traum der liebenden (A Dream of Lovers) to Pale Hoarse's wispy moon gazing ballads at the SF Film Society's Kickoff Party for their Animation festival-- Wednesday, Nov 11.
"SFIAF kicks off with this very special celebration of live music and animation. First, American underground avant-garde legend Lawrence Jordan will present live animation for the first time in his 50-plus-year career. Manning a 16mm analytic projector, Jordan will improvise the frame rate and rhythm to his cutout short film Ein Traum der liebenden (A Dream of Lovers), based on the live, plaintive musical accompaniment of local duo Pale Hoarse. This historic performance will be followed by 2 Blessed 2 Be Stressed, a collaboration between Paper Rad founding member Jacob Ciocci and musician David Wightman. Ciocci and Wightman have collaborated on a number of projects, including the musical group Extreme Animals. For this performance, Ciocci will present a mix of original videos and animations and his new performance I Let My Nightmares Go, employing video projection and dance moves to grapple with mental demons, Web 2.0, 21st-century breakdown, real lies, fake truths, cartoon violence and awareness bracelets. Wightman will join in on the fun, then perform solo as Fortress of Amplitude, a guitar-wielding minstrel from another time and place. Accompanied by a beat-blasting drum machine, he will execute a musical composition focusing on fantasy, repetition and ecstasy." SFFS
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