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Silent Films of Bill Morrison to be Screened at the Winter Garden, For Free!

Roy Sadler | January 30, 2012 in Art | Comments (0)

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Miners' Hymm /Photo: Bill Morrison

Who says you get what you pay for? If you are looking for something really special to do, consider the salute to New York-based artist and filmmaker Bill Morrison which will be held, for free, at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center.

Not only will you be enthralled by the silent films of Morrison from January 31st through February 3rd, but the first and last films will be accompanied with the performance of live music.

This series of screenings will examine a selection of some of Morrison’s major works which were all done in collaboration with some of today’s most exceptional new-music composers.

On January 31st ‘The Miners’ Hymms,’ Morrison’s paean to the coal mining culture of northeastern England, will be accompanied by a brass-filled score by the renown electronic composer hailing from Iceland, Jóhann Jóhannsson. Performing the piece will be The Wordless Music Orchestra.

All the films in the series will begin at 7:30pm, and are free of charge. This program is probably one of New York’s most “worth-it” events, a great experience at no cost. Run, don’t walk!