Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sublime Frequencies at Blim on Friday

Hey, folks - Blim will be hosting a Sublime Frequencies event this Friday. Thought some of you might be interested - the Blim mailing was as follows. I'm told that there may be a Bishop in attendance - Hisham and Robert will be there:
Friday, November 2
$5 – 10 sliding 8 – 11 PM
Blim and CAST EXOTIC ARCHIVES present:

Palace of the Winds
Director: Hisham Mayet

Palace of the Winds explores a culture that is cloaked in mystery and mired in struggle: the Saharawis from the dry, tea-fueled and wind swept Mauritanian Sahara. Journey through music from the northern fringes of the Western Sahara to the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott—an intoxicating tapestry of sight and sound from some of this obscure region's most legendary musicians. colour/45 min

My Friend Rain
Director: Robert Millis
A collage of musical segments, tropical backdrops, and mysterious celebratory events from rainy mornings in the lowlands of the Ayerwaddy river to the humid nights of Java's Dangdut scene. Decay and rebirth through the endless Asian monsoon cycle. Captured live and in the moment by Robert Millis and Alan Bishop on location in Thailand, Burma, Indonesia and Laos. colour/45 min

Sublime Frequencies is a collective of explorers dedicated to acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers via film and video, field recordings, radio and short wave transmissions, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression not documented sufficiently through all channels of academic research, the modern recording industry, media, or corporate foundations. SUBLIME FREQUENCIES is focused on an aesthetic of extra-geography and soulful experience inspired by music and culture, world travel, research, and the pioneering recording labels of the past including OCORA, SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS, ETHNIC FOLKWAYS, LYRICHORD, NONESUCH EXPLORER, MUSICAPHONE, BARONREITER, UNESCO, PLAYASOUND, MUSICAL ATLAS, CHANT DU MONDE, B.A.M., TANGENT, and TOPIC.

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