Melodic Meshes: Unseen Cinema
with music by Harold Budd and Robin Guthrie

Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd photo by Jack Huynh

Saturday, 17 June 2006
Egyptian Theater in Seattle, 7pm
Part of the Seattle International Film Festival

Read more at: Robin's Blog

Robin Guthrie, co-founder of Cocteau Twins, performed with legendary minimalist composer, Harold Budd, to create live soundtracks for masterpieces of avant-garde cinema including works by Maya Deren, Bruce Baillie and more.

Collaborators on the seminal album The Moon & The Melodies and Harold Budd's The White Arcades, Guthrie and Budd have more recently partnered to create the soundtrack for Gregg Araki's "Mysterious Skin", winner of the '05 SIFF Golden Space Needle Award. This screening performance offered a unique chance to see landmark avant-garde films coupled with the meditative poetics of Guthrie & Budd's distinctive music.

Film Program:
Meshes of the Afternoon      
Maya Deren
Bruce Baillie
Ralph Steiner & Willard Van Dyke
Emlen Etting
Thimble Theater
Joseph Cornell
The Furies
Slavko Vorkapich
The Fall of the House of Usher  (video-clip)
J.S. Watson, Jr. & Melville Webber
Spook Sport (video-clip)
Mary Ellen Bute, Ted Nemeth & Norman McLaren

More Details About the Filmmakers:

Maya Deren (1917 - 1961) was a pioneering American film-maker with a massive influence on film art. She is particularly noted for her work in theorizing film form, and exploiting notions of space, time and movement on film.

Bruce Baillie (1931 - ) is one of the more important living avant-garde filmmakers and is a founding member of Canyon Cinema. His film "Castro Street" (1966) was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Baillie lives with his family on Camino Island, WA.

Hands; Oramunde; Thimble Theater; Vorkapich's The Furies; The Fall of the House of Usher and Spook Sport provided by the film preservation project "Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941" sponsored by Anthology Film Archives, New York, and Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, and underwritten by Cineric, Inc. Unseen Cinema

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