HEARding Cats Collective is excited to provide live musical accompaniment to a program of French avant-garde silent films, curated by Cinema St. Louis. Featured musicians include:
-Asako Kuboki (violin, SLSO – current)
-Tim Myers (trombone, SLSO – current)
-Rich O’Donnell (SeeSaw drums, digital synthesizer, SLSO – retired)
-Doc Mabuse (analog synthesizer)
-Kevin Harris (analog synthesizer)
This program includes five key Dadaist/surrealist shorts from the French avant-garde of the 1920s: Ballet Mécanique, Fernand Léger, 1924, 11 min.; The Seashell and the Clergyman/La coquille et le clergyman, Germaine Dulac, 1926, 41 min.; Anémic Cinéma, Marcel Duchamp, 1926, 6 min.; Leave Me Alone/Emak-Bakia, Man Ray, 1926, 16 min.; and The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces, Jean Epstein, 1927, 33 min.
Intro/discussion by R D Zurick, former adjunct professor of film studies at Webster University and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park