Co-Presented with the Creative Music Guild
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About This Screening
This program features a multi-screen projection performance of footage from filmmaker and naturalist Timothy Treadwell. With live accompaniment by an ensemble of local and international musicians, this event opens the Creative Music Guild's Experimental Music and Art Festival. Treadwel spent thirteen summers in Hallo Bay and Kaflia Bay in Alaska, living among and filming grizzly bears. His life and death have been well documented, but his work as a filmmaker and photographer has been somewhat overlooked. This screening is an attempt at un-tethering the footage from narration and from media-driven perspective, in order to highlight the beautiful and majestic images as they are. With the addition of a live musical soundtrack, the audience's experience of the natural world and theanimalsweshareitwith becomes more immediate, and more personal Timothy Treadwell's footage was generously made available to us through Grizzly People, a grassroots organization devoted to preserving bears and their wilderness habitat in the hopes that humans will learn to live in peace with the bear, wilderness, and fellow humans.
The Creative Music Guild has successfully produced over 200 concerts presenting hundreds of musical artists from all over the world. The Guild's interest has always been in bringing the finest original composers/improvisers to Portland and featuring them in a setting suitable for their music to be appreciated to the fullest extent, allowing a dialogue between improvising artists and their audience. www.creativemusicguild.org
Multi-screen projection performance with live music60 min.
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