Chris Becker presents "Music For Silent Films: Maya Deren and Ron Rice"

Photo by Doren Bernard

In this special edition of Music For Silent Films, laptop musician Chris Becker teams up with percussionist, electronic and "noiz" artist SPIKE the Percussionist and jazz/blues/free improv drummer Richard Cholakian.

The trio will perform live to two groundbreaking films of the avant-garde: Maya Deren's surreal and violent Meshes of the Afternoon and Ron Rice's orgiastic homage to the late great Jack Smith Chumlum. Both films will be screened in 16mm format. The music will blend improvisation with composed elements. Becker and SPIKE have both chosen to create templates that will guide the sonics accompanying each film. The instrumentation will include drums, tabletop electronics, laptop computer and two Kaoss pads.



Pilot Theater
5102 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011


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