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Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition at the Utopia Film Festival this Saturday! 10/25/14

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Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition Program begins at Noon on October 25, 2014 in The Community Center

Directors: Angus Carlyle, Rupert Cox, Ann Deborah Levy, Tomonari
Nishikawa, Pat Doyen, Robert Robertson, Chris H Lynn
Locations: Japan, China, Cuba, California, Louisiana

1. Doors of the Spirits (Robert Robertson, 2006)
A procession of ancient and weathered doorsfrom the oldest district
in Havana is counterpointed by the pathos of an old
revolutionary song.

2.Kiatsu: The Sound of The Sky Being Torn (Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox, 2010)
“Kiatsu” is a collaboration between anthropologist Rupert Cox and
artist Angus Carlyle. It draws on their experiences of recording the
activities of the last farming family living within the concrete and
steel infrastructure of Japan’s largest airport, where noise – of
taxiing and of take-offs and landings – exerts a constant pressure
from before dawn until well after dusk. The work has also been
informed by an extended collaboration with Professor Kozo Hiramatsu
(the UK President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science),
who participated in the second period of fieldwork and who has
provided us with the perspective of acoustic science.

3. Rain Painting (Ann Deborah Levy, 2014)
The landscape seen through car windows as “painted” by rain striking
the glass. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed
through the window, the surface of the window with the raindrops, and
the space inside the car. Each of the first becomes visible depending
on where the camera is focused, the third is not seen but becomes
present when the rain quiets and the sounds inside the car are heard.

4. Views from Jiangning at Night (Chris H Lynn, 2014)
Figures and lights are reflected on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, China.

5. Sketch Film #5 Tomonari Nishikawa ( 2007,US, Super 8, silent,
18/24fps, b&w, 3 min.)
All images had been shot at the site of Marin Headlands County in
California. The footage shows the nature in the area, as well as
historic buildings originally built for the US Army, including
batteries and the Nike Missile Site

6.Another Louisiana Story, (Pat Doyen Super-8 film, silent, 6 min.)
A journey through the swamps and wetlands of Louisiana. These areas
are disappearing – an area approximately the size of a football field
continues to slip away every hour.

Greenebelt, Md
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd.

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing screened at the Experi-Mental Festival in New York City on 10/29/14

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing on the Huangpu River will be screened on 9/29/14 at the Spectrum in Brooklyn, NY. This is part of the Experi-Mental festival in NY City. The event is curated by Jim Tuite. NorthNorthEast  is the third collaboration  with German sound artist Marcus Beuter.  I composed the visuals and Marcus did the audio. Here is a link to the festival.  Preview is below

Film class and notes

Lynn NEW DATE Cinema Class Flyer 2








Above is the press release for a film class I will  be teaching in a few weeks. Sign up if you live nearby!
In other news, Robert Robertson’s new book Cinema and the Audio VIsual Imagination published by I.B Tauris should be released sometime this summer.
There are quite a few links already
http://us.macmillan.com/cinemaandtheaudiovisualimagination/RobertRobertson (This link has the table of contents)

In related news, Philippa Brewster, Senior Editor at I.B. Tauris.
just won the Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Award from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. You can read about it here on Robert’s site-
Lastly, to order the RabelisDada book also go here-
More news soon on some exciting events coming up in NYC

Robert Roberson’s new book Cinema and the AudioVisual Imagination due in early 2014



From IB Tauris:

So far, the study of cinema has been overwhelmingly visual. In this book Robert Robertson presents cinema as an audiovisual medium, based on Eisenstein’s ideas on the montage of music, image and sound. Robertson applies an audiovisual focus to key works by film directors such as Spike Lee, Maya Deren, David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Fritz Lang, as well as exploring the audiovisual in avant-garde animation, in landscape in cinema, and in films beyond the European tradition. Recent developments in technology have for the first time enabled practitioners to work extensively with music and sound on an equal level with the visual track, so Robertson also explores the audiovisual creative process in opera, a music/film collaboration, and in his music/films Oserake and The River That Walks.
This illuminating book has relevance for practitioners in any work that involves the audiovisual, especially cinema and its future multiple forms.

Robert Robertson is a composer and filmmaker. He is also the author of Eisenstein on the Audiovisual (I.B. Tauris), winner of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation’s And/Or Award.

This is going to be great!