Christopher Coppola, head of the San Francisco Art Institute’s film program and student of Barney Childs, presents the first SFAI Chance Ensemble.
Chance Music forces the artist to be in the moment, in-tune with others, and able to freely interpret on the fly: skills helpful to any creative process. Studying the world of American New Music from the 1950s through the 1980s, particularly indeterminacy, graphic notation music, experimental improvisation, and with handmade experimental musical instruments, SFAI’s Chance Ensemble follows in the footsteps of legendary New Music composers John Cage, Earle Brown, Barney Childs, David Tudor,
Pauline Oliveros, and George Crumb, among others. Through a “seeing music, hearing film” composition the ensemble will use indeterminacy to randomly edit together a silent film out of collectively made celluloid and digital moving images and realize the film through musical interpretation and improvisation in a live performance.
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