Ecstatic Music Festival: William Tyler, Quindar & Nick Hallett

  • Merkin Concert Hall 129 West 67th Street New York, NY, 10023 United States

A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer

William Tyler and Quindar (Mikael Jorgensen & James Merle Thomas) score and perform a series of new compositions to accompany "The Lost Films of Fred Engelberg (1929–2012)." A Los Angeles-based filmmaker, musician and playwright, Engelberg's folk records, experimental films and feature-length documentaries featured Los Angeles visual artists, 1960s counterculture, religious cults and fringe activist groups — all reflecting the political and cultural complexities of the postwar American experience. This culminated with the production of "Hearts and Minds," the academy award-winning 1974 documentary about the Vietnam War. Engelberg’s many unreleased short and documentary films are now being restored and seen for the first time in nearly 40 years. Prompted by their research into these historic archives, Tyler, Jorgensen and Thomas will create and perform a series of electronic and acoustic compositions to accompany a selection of Engelberg’s films.

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