- Mulligan / US, 2005 / 45 min.
A vibrant found footage film about 1930s New York by visual artist Matt Mullican. The Score Collective, an ensemble of graduate students at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam, perform music by composer David Lang.
An anonymous amateur filmed some extraordinary shots of New York in the 1930s. Artist Matt Mullican made his own film based on the original found footage in 16mm, which captures dozens of unknown people as they are carried along by a flow of small and apparently insignificant events.
The film is screened with live music: David Lang”s Men (2001) performed by the Score Collective, an ensemble of graduate students at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam. The ensemble is made up of two trombones, two cors anglais, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, two digital pianos, two percussionists, viola, cello and double bass. David Lang, a prominent American composer, described his piece Men as 'a sad march for the hopes and dreams of men'.
The supporting film Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast) is by Hans Richter (1928). This screening is the premiere of a new score written by Composing for Film student Gabriel Milliet, which will be performed live by the Score Collective.
Coffee cups and bowler hats rebel in this anarchic dadaist film which the Nazi regime attempted to destroy. Only one print has survived, though Hindemith”s original score is lost.
A performance in collaboration with the Conservatorium of Amsterdam.