TOM VERLAINE Film/Video & Performing Arts
LIVE MUSIC/SILENT FILM
TOM VERLAINE


SATURDAY,
APRIL 1, 2000,
8 PM

$16 ($13 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM



As part of the opening celebration for the exhibition A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray, innovative and widely influential composer-rock guitarist Tom Verlaine visits the Walker to perform his new scores written to accompany an array of avant-garde silent films including Man Ray's Emak Bakia (1926) and Étoile de Mer (Star of the Sea) (1928), James Sibley Watson's Fall of the House of Usher (1928), Robert Florey and Slavko Vorkapich's The Life and Death of 9413--A Hollywood Extra (1927), Dimitri Kirsanoff's Brumes d'Automne (Autumn Mist) (1928), Fernand Léger's Ballet Mécanique (1924), and Carl Theodor Dreyer's De Naede Faergen (They Caught the Ferry) (1943). As the guiding force behind the seminal 1970s-1980s punk/new wave band Television, Verlaine helped usher in a new era of independent American music. Guitarist Jimmy Rip, who has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Mick Jagger, and Taj Mahal, joins him for the performance.



THIS EVENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE BENTSON FAMILY FUND FOR THE ACQUISITION, CONSERVATION, AND PRESENTATION OF FILM AND IS PRESENTED AS PART OF AN ONGOING SERIES OF EVENTS CO-CURATED BY THE WALKER'S FILM/VIDEO AND PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENTS.