Konrad Steiner’s upcoming BathHouse reading is only one part of a trio of unique events that will be taking place in March. Read on…
Konrad Steiner’s The New Talkies: Lecture Demonstrations and Interdisciplinary Performances – March 12, 14, and 15
Since 1981 Konrad Steiner has been making short non-narrative films in the American experimental tradition of unipersonal production. He uses the moving image as a medium for compositions in language, sound and cinematography. An active participant in San Francisco Cinematheque, he co-founded and produced with Irina Leimbacher the screening and performance series kino21. His recent work has increasingly involved live cinema collaborations with musicians, including SF Bay Area composers Jon Raskin of ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Matt Ingalls of SFSound, new music ensemble and big band leader Graham Connah and poets Leslie Scalapino, Steve Benson, Brent Cunningham, Carla Harryman and Jen Hofer. His collaborative work extends to writers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Buffalo and New York producing shows dedicated to the renewed interest in adapting the tradition of live movie telling, often referred to as “neo benshi,” an art brought to its apex in Japan, Korea and other East Asian nations during the silent film era.
Schedule of Events
From March 12-15, Steiner will be present The New Talkies: lecture demonstrations, performances, and a cabaret, co-organized with Carla Harryman.
All events are free and open to EMU students, the EMU community,and the public.
Monday, March 12, Live Film Narration at The Mix Market Place
200 W. Michigan Ave., 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A lecture demonstration on poets’, writers’, and the filmmaker’s adaptations of the tradition of live movie telling.
Wednesday, March 14, Konrad Steiner at Dreamland Theater
26 N. Washington St. First show 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Second show 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Film/textand film/music collaborations with live performances by Steiner with a guest appearance by Carla Harryman.
Thursday, March 15, Cabaret at The Mix Market Place
200 W. Michigan Ave., 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Local artists and EMU folks will be mixing it up with performances of intermedia works by Jeff Clark, Nick Compton and Matt Mapes, Rob Halpern, Carla Harryman and Konrad Steiner, Christine Hume, Walonda Lewis, Evan Mann, Katie McGowan, Miranda Metelski and Jonah Mixon-Webster, Nicholas Mourning, Aaron Smith and guests,and Elizabeth Mikesch and Brenna York.