Explore the connections between music and film with this series of intimate concerts featuring live music and original video work. The concerts range widely—from moody ambient atmospheres to dynamic percussion trios to spiky improvised electric guitar—but each show represents something truly out of the ordinary. Sound + Vision Live is an exploration of sound and image: what it means to watch something; the myriad ways in which performance, film, and video art intersect and enrich one another; and how sound and light interact with each other within a space.
A slapstick disco guru and devotees of The Residents bring new songs and video works to the Amphitheater, with all of the glitter and fanfare of today’s Atlantic City casinos.
Guitarist Ben Seretan, electronic music collaboration Middle Grey, and video artist Ginny Benson team up for a concert featuring sonic landscapes, melted VHS tapes, field recordings, static, fog, guitar tumbles, and 8mm home movies.
Dan Friel uses junkyard electronics to play atom-smashing cyborg party anthems and will be joined by video synth builder Todd Bailey.
Featuring Keith Sanborn, Bruno Coviello, and diNMachine with Ken Jacobs!Long-running live-broadcast television mavericks E.S.P. TV bring their nonstop public-access art-party to the Film Center with an entire evening of new music and video collaborations.
Emar Diem create vast, off-the-cuff canyons of sound, sending pulsing organ tones through electronics. Their sounds are patient, meditative, and occasionally reminiscent of an elongated horror-film soundtrack.
An experimental video/audio duo, a turntable master, and a steel-drum expert perform new works, round-robin style.
Live Multimedia Performance
Bedroom shoegazer, soft-singer extraordinaire, and Orchid Tapes label manager Warren Hildebrand will showcase new songs and video work in our Amphitheater.
Cult favorite jazz and avant-garde cassette tape label Galtta Media presents live music, video work, and the lost, self-produced music videos of Apollo Theater recording artist Billy Robinson.
A screening of Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio, about the legendary recording studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn, will be followed by a special live performance by the film’s subject, BC Studio head Martin Bisi.
Live Multimedia Performance
The king of New York City concert flyers presents an evening of his collages, songs, animations, video manipulations, and musical performances by his friends.
Sarah Lipstate is a tireless and adventurous guitarist/filmmaker who will present an assortment of her short films.
The hardest working and most dedicated young music collective in Brooklyn curates a dazzlingly varied evening of performance and video.
An immersive musical experience like none other from young and thrilling percussion trio Tigue, whose music represents their affinity for both pop and the avant-garde.