Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and multi-instrumentalist Carter Logan perform together as SQÜRL, a self-described “enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City.” For this program they perform a live score to four silent films by Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray. Using loops, analogue synthesizers, and effected guitars, the duo create a semi-improvised ambient score for Man Ray’s dreamlike images.
Films by Man Ray, selected by SQÜRL and listed in the order they will be screened:
L’Etoile De Mer (1928)
Emak Bakia (1926)
Retour a la Raison (1923)
Les Mysteres Du Chateau Du De (1929)
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