Monday August 20 8:45 pm


A special film and music presentation.

The Sinister Luck Ensemble performs new scores by Charles Kim to the short films of local filmmakers Jeff Economy, Paula Frohle, Laura Heit, and Heather McAdams.

Laura Heit, who has worked with the Redmoon Theatre and Theatre Dank, provides her eerie and elegant animated short Moat. Paula Frohle, a director of videos for Atavistic Records, contributes her abstract film Fever. Local cartoonist and animator Heather McAdams found an early film using covert filming and scratch animation called I Hate My Landlady. And Jeff Economy (director of photography and producer of Plaster Caster ) recently compiled film footage from discarded erotic B-movies into Private Bed.

At this live screening and performance, The Sinister Luck Ensemble will also perform five works that will be included on their upcoming CD (with guests Andrew Bird, Ken Vandermark and Rob Mazurek) for Perishable Records, to be released this fall. In the hands of the Sinister Luck Ensemble, strains of dirty tangos, lunar waltzes, and twisted dirges assume dreamlike suspensions and rumbling sonorities. Though ensemble leader Charles Kim (Pinetop Seven, Boxhead Ensemble, composer for Redmoon Theatre, Zephyr Dance Company,Theatre Oobleck, and guest performer on recordings with Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chris Mills, and Deanna Varagona, Simon Joyner, Verbow) is known for his haunting, evocative guitar work and instrumental flexibility, this project highlights his sophisticated yet seemingly innocent-sounding compositions and arrangements.

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