Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Reach of Resonance
Sunday July 29, 2012, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
The Reach of Resonance, directed by Steve Elkins
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members. Available at Brown Paper tickets:
"An amazing debut film, densely compassionate and movingamid eye-opening, thoughtful philosophical meditations
over how vibrations moving through the air could so profoundly affect bodies, brains and culture." - OC Weekly
"As film, as an expression of a maturing idea about how music engages us...an original thesis about art and life, director Steve Elkins' work is inimitable." -Dean C. Rown, Accidental Blogger
"Who would have thought of this theme, which flows in a natural way across such diversity? A deep, profound pre-cognitive stream that goes unrecognized. These aren't eccentrics but people acting on something that most can't." -Gary Lynch, Neuroscientist and Author of Big Brain: The Origins and Future of Human Intelligence
The Reach of Resonance (2010, video, 101 min)
Filmed in ten countries, The Reach Of Resonance is a meditation on the meaning of music, which juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians who use music to cultivate a deeper understanding of the world around them. Among them are Miya Masaoka using music to interact with insects and plants; Jon Rose, utilizing a violin bow to turn fences into musical instruments in conflict zones ranging from the Australian outback to Palestine; John Luther Adams translating the geophysical phenomena of Alaska into music; and Bob Ostertag, who explores global socio-political issues through processes as diverse as transcribing a riot into a string quartet, and creating live cinema with garbage.
By contrasting the creative paths of these artists, and an unexpected connection between them by the world renowned Kronos Quartet, the film explores music not as a form of entertainment, career, or even self-expression, but as a tool to develop more deeply meaningful relationships with people and the complexities of the world they live in.
"Have you ever heard Earth's magnetic eld as melody or listened to a plant as part of a musical ensemble? What would an urban riot sound like if transcribed for string quartet? Can a piece of music be dened by geographic rather than chronologic length? Through its examination of the role of environment in the creation of music, and the deeper exploration of the environments created by these sounds, the lm achieves its goal of nding meaning in music beyond mere aesthetic pleasure." -Science Magazine
"The Reach Of Resonance" was awarded "Best Film Essay" at Montreal's International Festival Of Films On Art, and the Temps D'Image Film For Art Award at the Temps D'Image Film Festival in Lisbon, Portugal "for a film which reflects the importance of arts in human society in the most original way."
Filmforum's screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Metabolic Studio. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
Aug 5 Artist Steve Roden
Aug 12 Sarah Christman, filmmaker from Brooklyn
Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2012 is our 37th year
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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