Sunday, June 19, 2011

TONIGHT!! Origami Vinyl Presents "THE REACH OF RESONANCE" Art Show & Film Screening

Origami Vinyl Presents:
"THE REACH OF RESONANCE" Art Show & Film Screening
5pm - Art Show & Reception @ Origami Vinyl - FREE
7pm - Film Screening @ Echo Park Film Center - $5

Steve Elkins, the director of the incredible documentary "The Reach of Resonance", has been a dear friend of ours for 16 years. About 8 years ago he started to dig in on creating his first film, documenting experimental music and the inner workings of famed musician Nels Cline. Through those early sessions, Steve started to learn more about "experimental" musicians that utilize their environments to create sound and a deeper understanding of their surroundings. This led to the evolution of his filming process and birthed "The Reach of Resonance"

Although the film is currently on an international tour with stops at the Louvre, Tate Modern, and National Gallery in Washington DC, Elkins wants to share the film with his neighborhood through this community screening at The Echo Park Film Center @ 7pm on June 19th, which was organized in collaboration with Origami Vinyl, who will host an exhibition of artwork inspired by the film, opening a couple hours before this screening. At least fifteen local and international artists will contribute visual interpretations of the film and its themes, especially the ways in which music affects brains, bodies and culture. Origami Vinyl is just around the corner, so guests can walk from the exhibition’s 5pm opening party to the screening at 7pm at the Echo Park Film Center. The screening will end with a Q&A with director Steve Elkins.

Here is a description:
Echo Park filmmaker Steve Elkins' award-winning feature documentary "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.

Echo Park Film Center is located at 1200 N. Alvarado just North of Sunset Blvd in Echo Park

Also, Origami Vinyl will be presenting an exhibition of artwork inspired by "The Reach Of Resonance" at 5pm. Among the amazing artists contributing are: Brook Peterson, Pamela Bjorklund, Nadia Botello, Katie Byron, Becky Calinsky, Jerry Lee Cibilic, Christopher Clother, John DeHeras, Shea M Gauer, Ghostghostteeth, Kio Griffith, Mike Guzman, Tom Krumpak, Mary MacQueen, Reuben Mahler, Matt Maust, Danny Miller, Theresa Morgan, Christine Nguyen, Christie Yuri Noh, Charlie Visnic, Norton Wisdom, and Michael Wysong.

Hope to see you tonight!

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