Watership Down (Live Score by Long Distance Poison)
- Tue Oct 8
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
A Live Sound Cinema presentation featuring a live score by Long Distance Poison.
Director: Martin Rosen Run Time: 92 min. Format: Digital Rating: PG
Release Year: 1978
Starring: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Michael Graham Cox, John Bennett, Simon Cadell, Roy Kinnear
When a young rabbit named Fiver has a prophetic vision that the end of his warren is near, he persuades seven other rabbits to leave with him in search of a new home. Several obstacles impede their progress, including predators, a rat-filled cemetery and a speeding river. Upon arriving at their final destination, a hill dubbed Watership Down, the rabbits find that their journey is still far from over. Realistically drawn, this British animated film carries an emotional weight.
Drawing on the ideas of place, power and destruction in Richard Adam’s seminal Watership Down, Long Distance Poison will use modular synthesizers and analog keyboards to create a live score flowing with ambient and minimal forms of the familiar and unknown, creating a soundtrack of survival.
Long Distance Poison is the Brooklyn based experimental electronics project of Nathan Cearley and Erica Bradbury. Through a developed process that uses generative systems, pseudo randomness, improvisation, layering, spectral modulation, drone and noise, LDP creates music that opens up to the mystery. They have performed at the Ende Tymes Festival, the Basilica Hudson 24-Hour Drone Festival, The Wassaic Project, the MOMA PS1 NY Art Book Fair, the Voice of the Valley Noise Festival, Printed Matter and Pioneer Works and have releases on Hausu Mountain, Constellation Tatsu and Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace! Their most recent album, Astro Topoi, is out now on Deep Distance Recordings and their forthcoming album will be released by Hausu Mountain in winter 2020.
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