Daniel Levin | David Moré
Black Iris welcomes cellist Daniel Levin for a solo set in the Tiny Bar, September 18th. Levin, touring in support of his upcoming album Living, has been developing his sonic vocabulary since the age of six when he began his training as a cellist. After graduating from the New England Conservatory Levin moved to New York and immersed himself in the jazz scene. His most recent work presents techniques that extend beyond the perimeters of jazz and new music by generating sound-scapes influenced by the ephemera encountered in everyday life.
Richmond based sound-artists-experimenter David Moré will be opening the evening with his unique assemblages of objects + instruments that come together with orchestrated beauty and chaos.
Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6-$10
OUR HEAVENLY BODIES w/ live score by Coupler
Dir. Hanns Walter Kornblum, Germany, 1925, 91 min., NR, Digital
In 1925, German director Hanns Walter Kornblum set out to create a film unlike any that had come before. His aim was a film that would serve as both a summation of all the astronomical knowledge available at the time and a dreamy investigation of what wonders might await humanity at the advent of space travel. With the help of 15 special effects technicians and nine cameramen, Kornblum's film is a technical marvel, one that revels in the beauty and mysteries of the universe, reminiscent of Carl Sagan's COSMOS more than 50 years later. Digital Restoration by Filmmuseum München.
About Coupler: Coupler is less a band than a creative organization. Founded in 2011 by Lambchop veteran Ryan Norris, its core is Norris along with Rodrigo Avendaño and Rollum Haas though its membership has at points swelled to as many as eight. At its root the project is an exercise in mutual cooperation of creative individuals and is an exploration of the intersections of man and machine, live and recorded, composed and improvised, stasis and flux.
November 16th | Doors 730pm | Show 8pm | $6 - $10