The fourth annual Drone Cinema Film Festival will take place Saturday, April 21 at Chapel Performance Space. Curated by renowned electronic musician Kim Cascone (aka Heavenly Music Corporation and assistant music editor for David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart), Drone Cinema Fest combines minimalist drone-based compositions with complementary filmic imagery.
Guided by Cascone's expert ears and eyes, the results of past events have been immersive, profoundly meditative, and sometimes transcendent—guaranteed to transport you to zones that are much more peaceful than anything happening in the nightmarish scenario of consensus reality. This edition's theme is "LUNAR/SILVER."
Here is this year's lineup of audio-visual sorcerers (with the names of their films in parentheses): AUME (Transmission), C130 & Scant Intone (Eye of the Storm), Mike Rooke (Falling Memories), Kat Cascone (LuxLuna), Sequencial (The Foundation), Kris Force (cloudwalker), Albert Borkent (Moon TV), and Don Haugen (From the Dust Of…). The program includes a live set by Cascone's new ensemble, Khem One. Drone Cinema Film Festival is presented by Nonsequitur as part of the Wayward Music Series.
From the press release:
What is Drone Cinema? Drone Cinema draws its inspiration from a wide range of sources, from the mid-century experimental films of Stan Brakhage and Jordan Belson, the sound of the hurdy-gurdy in Early Music, the tambura of Indian music, the minimalist drones of La Monte Young and Terry Riley and the film genre called Slow Cinema. Drone Cinema filmmakers offer their vision of what sonic drones look like.
Drone Cinema filmmakers translate sonic drones into moving images. Cascone refers to Drone Cinema as "transcendigital" media." Transcendigital media is conjured through active imagination instead of being driven by software," Cascone said.