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Shirley Clarke's Jazz + Ornette

All That Jazz: Shirley Clarke's Jazz + Ornette

A special on Shirley Clarke, with a screening of Ornette: Made in America. Ahead of this, a special ode to Clarke's love of jazz and her refreshing way of working: three jazz musicians play three different jazz scores in the spirit of Clarke to accompany Bridges-Go-Round.

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In 1959, New York avant-garde filmmaker Shirley Clarke made the short film Bridges-Go-Round: an urban symphony in which images of the city of New York create an intriguing interplay of lines.

Aware of the power of music coupled with images, she created two versions; one with music by jazz legend Teo Macero and one with a radically different, electronic score by Louis & Bebe Barron.

Three jazz musicians led by Giuseppe Doronzo will play three different jazz scores in the spirit of Clarke to accompany Bridges-Go-Round, each of them taking the lead for one screening. Doronzo will be flanked by Michael Moore (clarinet) and Sun Mi Hong (percussion). Giuseppe Doronzo will join them for a discussion of Coleman and jazz as film music.

Ornette: Made in America

The screening of Bridges-Go-Round will be followed by Ornette: Made in America, Clarke's exceptional portrait of the father of free jazz. One exceptional aspect of the film is that Clarke seeks to reflect Coleman’s artistic approach in the form she uses for the film: free, associative and unconventional.

Ornette: Made in America by Shirley Clarke is playing on 13 September (19:15) and 25 September (21:30).



Shirley Clarke

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All That Jazz: Giuseppe Doronzo
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