Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings will perform their work at The Nightingale and at Black Cinema House throughout the fall of 2015.
Tonight’s musicians: Peter Maunu and Damon Locks
Tonight’s films: Adam’s Film (Lawrence Janiak, 1963, 9 min.) A visual collage experiment, or “an enigmatic combination of personal family images and dynamic shapes.” Live action images are combined with abstract images and textures that were chemically generated directly onto 16mm film.
Tai Chi Bowling (JoAnn Elam, c. 1972, 11 min.) The ancient art of Tai Chi transitions seamlessly into the fluid movements of bowling
Full Circle (Robert Stiegler, 1968, 24.5 min.) “A contemporary Koan. A series of highs, encompassing people: waiting for the bus, laying tiles at Swami’s house, celebrating a Spring Be-in and children smiling.” Robert Stiegler