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Bard College Conservatory of Music presents

"New Restorations and Discoveries from Center for Visual Music" - a Film Program

Film by John Cage and Richard Lippold, The Sun Film (1956)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

From absolute film to psychedelia, this program of revelatory moments from the history of visual music and kinetic art explores lost, legendary and rare treasures from the archives of Center for Visual Music (CVM).  Featuring the east coast premiere of the newly discovered film by John Cage and Richard Lippold, The Sun Film (1956), about the kinetic art sculpture. Rare works by Jordan Belson include his infamous LSD (1962); a presentation reel from the legendary San Francisco Vortex Concerts (1959) and Quartet (1983). Early films by Oskar Fischinger, an influence on Cage, Belson and many others, include 35mm prints of Spirals, Ornament Sound and Studie nr 5. Made in Upstate New York, Turn, Turn, Turn (1966) by Jud Yalkut is ‘a kinetic alchemy of the light and electronic works of Nicolas Schöffer, Julio Le Parc, USCO, and Nam June Paik, with sound by USCO.'

The program, featuring many newly preserved 16mm and 35mm prints, will be introduced by curator/archivist Cindy Keefer of CVM. Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, will introduce The Sun Film by Cage and Lippold.

Free admission, no reservations required.

Co-sponsored by the John Cage Trust at Bard College and The Bard College Conservatory of Music.

For more information, call 845-835-8022, e-mail emartin@bard.edu,
or visit http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/NewRestorationsProgram.html.

Location: Jim Ottaway Jr. Film Center