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Live improvisation accompanying 8mm found footage film loops.
Film loops and performance concept by Jonathan Culp.
Performed and recorded at the Niagara Artists Centre on December 19, 2015.
“A New Place To Dwell” is a live multi-screen Super 8 film mashup, with driving accompaniment from Toronto avant-rock band Several Futures. This one hour performance features dozens of one-of-a-kind film clips from the “orphan film” archives of Jonathan Culp – from horror movies to home movies, from living rooms to dance floors. Projected on three 50-year-old Technicolor loop projectors, these images are orchestrated into a bizarre, kinetic journey through the 20th century camera’s gaze.
Recorded live on December 19, 2015 at The Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catherines Ontario, this album is a document of the music that emerged from the collaborative performance. The improvisation was loosely structured into five movements around Culp’s film collection, with certain patterns of films indicating increasing or decreasing intensity in the music.