Tuesday, March 23, 2010

National Parks Project: Gros Morne

As Geoff pointed to, The National Parks Project will be showing at the HotDocs festival this year on Monday May 3rd at 7pm. Tickets are available now from this link below.


Pick one up, and I'll see you there.

Here's the homepage: http://www.nationalparksproject.ca/

Showing on 3 screens, with live improvised score by Sandro Perri & guests.

We're pleased to announce that National Parks Project: Gros Morne has been invited to screen at the 2010 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. This special event at the Drake Underground will combine performance and installation, allowing the audience to experience the film in an immersive environment, and to be present for a further evolution of the ongoing collaboration on its score. Showing on three screens, the film will screen first with live musical accompaniment by Sandro Perri and guests. A second screening will follow, in which the score will be comprised of elements from past improvised live performances that the filmmakers have captured and combined. For subsequent screenings, parts of Perri’s interpretation from this evening will be added to the aggregate score, creating yet another layer in the film’s evolution.

Sandro Perri writes and improvises music across a spectrum of styles using electronics, voice, guitar and percussion. His recordings (as Polmo Polpo, Glissandro 70 and Sandro Perri) have been released through Constellation, Alien8Recordings and more since 1999. For this screening, he will construct music with electronics using elements of drone, folk and jazz in collaborative engagement with the film.

For more information on the film, click here and for tickets visit the Hot Docs box office.

In the tradition of the Group of Seven, Margaret Atwood’s Survival and other cultural touchstones, the National Parks Project aims to explore the elemental ways in which Canada’s cultural imagination is shaped by the wilderness that defines our identity, and the technologies that inform our day-to-day lives. From May to October, 2010, the project will send groups comprised of one filmmaker and three musicians to a park in each province and territory, to collaborate on a short film and soundtrack that reflects their experience of the landscape.

The result will be a collection of 13 films that showcases both the country’s natural diversity and the breadth of its artistic talent, and celebrates thespirit of creative collaboration. The complete collection will ultimately be available online via an immersive interactive flash web site, designed by award-winning new media company Jam3 Media. The project will also be featured in a thirteen-part documentary series, airing on Discovery HD in Spring 2011.

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