Jonathan Bepler [&] Matthew Barney : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson]


1 videodisc (NTSC) (72 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In this program, filmmaker Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler discuss their collaboration on several of Barney's Cremaster films, and clips from Cremaster 3 are screened to illustrate their talk. Barney talks about using music as a structuring device in his work, while Bepler discusses how the physical elements of Cremaster 3's Chrysler Building setting helped to guide his instrumentation for the film, and how his work with Barney in general represents an attempt to bring opposing elements into balance. The discussion is followed by a live performance conceived for the program, and utlizing music from each Cremaster film.
Music: Jonathan Bepler. Film and musical performance directed by Matthew Barney.
Musical performance by Paul Brady, singer ; Erin Coakley, tap dancer ; Lisa DelSignore, tap dancer ; Marti Domination, singer ; Ivan Goff, bagpipes ; Frank Greene, trumpet ; Nina Kellman, harp ; John LaBarbera, dobro ; Dan Levine, trombone ; Flo Mounier, percussion ; Maxine Neuman, cello ; Will Rahmer, singer ; Derek Roddy, percussion ; Mindy Smith, singer; and Sophie Zamchick, singer. Conductor: Jonathan Bepler. Panelists: Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler. Moderator: Nancy Spector.
Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on March 30 and 31, 2003. (Viewer copy is March 31, 2003.)..
With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, digitization and DVD authoring of the Works & process at the Guggenheim video archive was done by StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

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