Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler score Le Revelateur & Odilon Redon
Saturday Nights at the Getty presents
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
live score Philippe Garrel's Le Révélateur &
Guy Maddin's Odilon Redon or the Eye Like A Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
February 27, 2016
The Getty Center - Los Angeles
Philadelphia-based harpist Mary Lattimore and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler perform an original live score to Philippe Garrel's Le Révélateur and Guy Maddin's Odilon Redon or the Eye Like A Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, two enigmatic films that mine the aesthetic atmosphere explored by the exhibition Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th-Century French Drawings and Prints.
Click here to read a short essay from the program tracking a web of connections between Odilon Redon and these two films, as well as Baudilaire, Edgar Allan Poe, Abel Gance's 1923 epic film La Roue, Olivier Mosset, Andy Warhol and the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, and more.
dir. Philippe Garrel, 1968, 35mm, 62 min.
Odilon Redon or the Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
dir. Guy Maddin, 1995, 16mm, 5 mins.
Regular musical collaborators, Lattimore and Zeigler's recent contemplative, dynamic album Slant of Light weaves an elaborate, picturesque soundscape, born out improvisations and evidence of an innate connection between their musical sensibilities. Each of their skills have made them some of the most in-demand musical collaborators in and out of Philadelphia, where they have worked with a range of notable artists like Kurt Vile, Jarvis Cocker, Meg Baird, Steve Gunn, Thurston Moore, Purling Hiss, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, and The War on Drugs, among many more. For Lattimore, a former member of The Valerie Project ensemble, this is her second experience scoring a compelling piece of film history. In 2006, The Valerie Project composed an original score to the baroque-folk masterwork of the Czech New Wave, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, presenting it at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London's Meltdown Festival.