Gotham - a Filmic Symphony

Thursday, March 8, 2007
Listen to Michael Gordon’s ''Gotham,'' a filmic symphony in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison. For this program, these two artists discuss their ongoing collaboration of new music and old decaying silent film prints. ''Gotham,'' brought to life by the team at the Ridge Theatre who put together Gordon’s 2001 multi-media experience ''Decasia,'' is structured along the Decasia model with the city of New York as its subject and star. The live concert version incorporates projections (including an opening sequence with a sheep), re-edited archival film, multi-tiered sets, and musicians who sometimes seem actually to inhabit the projected environment.