The Seattle Stranger
April 19, 2001
This selection of experimental shorts lives up to its title right from the get-go with RECORD PLAYERS, which simply depicts a bunch of records being scratched, bent, wobbled, and smashed. Then SONIC YOUTH destroys a piano in PIANO PIECE #3. Other standouts in this program include the elegantly transmuted video work VIOLIN POWER, in which the vibrations of the violin’s strings twist across the screen like a humidity graph or a sine wave. Then there is I-BEAM, a fascinating documentary of a mad performance in some Euro warehouse, in which the musicians play dry ice, aluminum plates, steel beams, and liquid nitrogen…
On the whole, [the program] is strong of theme, and a must for visual music fanatics.
Read on The Stranger’s site: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/film-shorts/Content?oid=7121
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