EMPAC screening tomorrow night 1/31/15

“Presenting five dance films, commissioned or developed at EMPAC. Three of the works are supported by the DANCE MOViES Commission—experimental dance works for the screen, which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that they are crafted by a choreographer or movement-based artist.”
For more info: EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission

I’m very excited to see WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES on the big screen tomorrow night at EMPAC. I spent the past month with sound collaborator and mixer Timothy Korn and Editor Jeremy aka the EnHancer to engage you sonically and visually. Tristan Kneschke helped us harmonize the color space, and many more people like DP Chapin Hall and choreographer Kate Corby, actors and dancers have been engaging participants. It’s been a beautiful ride. I recently realized this celebration is rooted in Tropicalia, of which I learned from an inspiring friend — Ju. Scroll all the way to the beginning of this blog and you will find her.

mixing time

so here we are, working on the final composition and sound mix of WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES. the premiere is January 31st at EMPAC. using all original sounds, Tim and I are creating the structure and sonic voyage that builds into the eventual breakdown in the film.

work in progress: EMPAC commission

i’m finally posting some production images from the new project. i spent almost two weeks in residence up in Troy, NY with the wonderful EMPAC team lead by Ash Bulayev, along with my dear friends choreographer Kate Corby, DP Chapin Hall, and Assistant director James Francis Cerretani. as always, the cast and crew are all fantastic people. lucky bastard. we had a ton to get done, and we did it all. wish you could have been there.

for a few months now, i’ve been editing with the Jerrrs C-hance and Anne-Laure, and making all original sounds with forever Tim Korn at the Dungeon. i’m even singing! we’ve been sculpting the cut and going back and forth between the edit and sound composition. our timeline is a mess, and they want to kill me. stay tuned.

a couple of weeks ago we received a grant from the Ostrovsky Family Fund to make a three channel iteration of the project. we shot with three cameras, so we are all set to make you go cray. thank you, Ostrovsky ladies. you rock and once again you make wrong be right. molto danke.

Max Cosmo Cramer in (new title,yes!) WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES

Max Cosmo Cramer and Doug Barron in WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES

L. and R. aka Max and Doug

DANCERS:
Joanna Kotze, MCC, Brittany Engel-Adams, Or Reitman,
Cara Angela Liguori and Pascale Seigneurie (not pictured)

WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES