1969年カリフォルニア、パロアルト生まれ。サンフランシスコ芸術大学で映画と写真を学び卒業後『悪魔とダニエル・ジョンストン』を含む30作以上のドキュメンタリー映画を編集する。『トニー・コンラッド：完全なる今』は彼の初長編映像。今まで国際的に上映されている革命的で不敬的な短編映画を多数監督した。1994年以降、Avant/Experimentalレーベル、 Table of the Elementsと関わりのあるファウスト、灰野敬二、ジョン・フェイヒー、ジム・オルーク、トニー・コンラッドなどのアーティストの写真や映像記録を作成するようになる。現在はArtillery誌にマイク・ケリー、ジョン・ウォーターズ、ジョン・バルダサーリなどの写真を定期的に寄稿している。
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Japan premiere screening of the documentary film Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016) presenting and celebrating the life and work of Tony Conrad. With a live performance by Jim O'Rourke and a special 16mm film screening of The Flicker (1966) with live soundtrack performed by Keiji Haino.
Jim O'Rourke performance for Tony Conrad
Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present (2016, USA, 95 min, English with Japanese subtitles) Japan Premiere
The Flicker with Keiji Haino 16mm film screening with live soundtrack by Keiji Haino
Completely in the Present
(2016 / USA / 95 min / English with Japanese subtitles)
Directed by Tyler Hubby
This film is an unusual documentary examining the pioneering life and works of artist, musician and educator Tony Conrad. The film brings together intimate footage of Tony and his collaborators shot over the last twenty-two years, as well as Tony's own archive of recordings and films. The construction of the documentary is done in a way that mirrors Conrad’s own approach to making art: a non-linear approach used to wildly free associate his streams of consciousness. In doing so, the film captures the essence of Conrad's remarkable and creative life.
Born 1969 in Los Angeles. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute where he studied film and photography, he has edited over 30 documentaries including The Devil and Daniel Johnston. This film is his directorial debut. His subversive and irreverent short films detailing fetishism have screened internationally. Since 1994 he has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the avant/experimental record label Table of the Elements documenting artists such as Faust, Keiji Haino, John Fahey, Jim O'Rourke and Tony Conrad. He is a regular contributor to Artillery magazine photographing such contemporary art figures as Mike Kelley, John Waters and John Baldessari.
Born March 7, 1940 in New Hampshire. Passed away April 9, 2016 in New York. One the great American artists of our time, yet to the world at large he remains criminally under appreciated. Since the early 1960s, Conrad's films and compositions have been the stuff of legend for artists and musicians everywhere. His vast, inter-disciplinary repertoire has single-handedly created and influenced major film and compositional movements. His work with Stockhausen and La Monte Young still has the music establishment scratching their heads. His pivotal role in the formation of The Velvet Underground has directly or indirectly influenced everyone who has picked up a guitar since. In his later years he continued to perform and make work that pushed the boundaries.
[Tony Conrad "Early Minimalism Vol.1" (album preview)](https://soundcloud.com/tableoftheelements/sets/tony-conrad-early-minimalism-vol-i-1996)
(1966 / USA / 30 min / 16mm film)
Directed by Tony Conrad
In 1966, Tony released “The Flicker,” a film composed solely of an intricate pattern of black and white frames. It induced hallucinations and occasionally seizures and immediately caused a sensation (in every sense of the word) at its premiere at the New York Film Festival. It was renowned for being a film devoid of any content that triggered images in the viewer’s mind, letting the audience create their own movie. No two people have ever experienced the same film.
Original 16mm print of The Flicker generously provided on special loan from [Yokohama Museum of Art](http://yokohama.art.museum).
Born in Chiba on May 3, 1952. Inspired by Antonin Artaud he aimed for the theatre, but an encounter with The Doors stimulated him into music, where he has examined and absorbed a wide range of music from the early blues especially Blind Lemon Jefferson or European medieval music to popular songs across the world. In 1970 he joined a group “Lost Aaraaf” named after Edgar Allan Poe’s poem as a vocalist. Meanwhile, he started to work on home recordings and self-taught the guitar and percussions. In 1978 he formed a rock band “Fushitsusha,” and since 1988, after a recuperation period from 1983 to 1987, he has been internationally active in various forms including solo, groups such as Fushitsusha, Nijiumu, Aihiyo, Vajra, Sanhedrin, Seijaku, Nazoranai or The Hardy Rocks and DJ as “experimental mixture,” as well as collaborations with artists from different backgrounds, drawing the performance of the guitar, percussions, the hurdy gurdy, diverse wind and string instruments, local instruments from across the world and DJ gears to the extreme through unique techniques. He has released more than 170 recordings and performed live at least 1,500 times.
[Keiji Haino official website](http://www.fushitsusha.com)
[An Unofficial Keiji Haino Homepage](http://poisonpie.com/sounds/haino/)
[Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke / Oren Ambarchi album preview](https://soundcloud.com/experimedia/keiji-haino-jim-orourke-oren-1)
Born 1969 in Chicago. O’Rourke encountered the music of Derek Bailey as youngster and began visiting him in London at the age of 13. Eyes opened to the power of improvisational guitar, he released several of his own highly experimental works and has worked closely with John Fahey and Loren Mazzacane Connors. During his long association with the Chicago experimental and improv scene O’Rourke participated in several bands and projects including Gastr Del Sol and Loose Fur. His work with Takehisa Kosugi music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company as well as Tony Conrad, Arnold Dreyblatt, Christian Wolff and others built bridges between contemporary and popular music. O’Rourke’s release of landmark albums Bad Timing and Happy Days in 1997 and Eureka in 1999 garnered much attention. From 1999 to 2005 he was a member of Sonic Youth, playing bass, guitar and synthesizer as well as recording and mixing the band. In 2004 he won a Grammy Award for his production of Wilco’s A Ghost is Born. O’Rourke has also earned a loyal following for his participation in numerous albums by various artists around the world. He has a deep knowledge of Japanese culture and currently lives in Tokyo. Some of his many production credits in Japan include Quruli, Kahimi Karie, and Eiko Ishibashi. He also continues to be a consummate collaborator, working with Akira Sakata, Merzbow, Yoshihide Otomo, Seiichi Yamamoto, Boredoms and others. His recordings of Toru Takemitsu’s Corona for pianists Tokyo Realization was awarded the Agency for Cultural Affairs Arts Festival Award for Excellence in 2006. He has also scored films by Werner Herzog, Olivier Assayas, Shinji Aoyama, Koji Wakamatsu and others. His own short films have been part of the 2004 and 2006 Whitney Biennial and the 2005 Rotterdam Film Festival. O'Rourke is a diverse and powerful artist. Always searching, his borderless activity goes beyond the common labels Alternative, Post-rock, Experimental-pop, Film music, Free music, Jazz, Americana, Contemporary music and continues to defy classification.
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