Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Dr. Caligari, an electric cello, and an IC Alum: Don't miss it

This just in from Dr. Patty Zimmerman, a faculty member in Cinema & Photography:

An improvisational duet between avant-garde electric cello and silent film
will be performed on Monday, September 18, at 9:00 pm in Park Hall. The
performance is free and open to the public.

IC music school alum and renowned experimental electric cellist Chris
White will improvise with Robert Weine's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
(Germany, 1919), one of the landmark films of German expressionism as well
as an early model for both the horror and film noir genres.

White’s improvisations combine with virtuoso technique to re-read Caligari
through the aural contemporary soundscape of electrified expressionist
modes. White’s mix of jazz, post-minimalism, sequencers, and tonal and
textural experimentation with cello create nuanced and probing readings of
this classic silent film.


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