Caballito Negro are excited to perform their original music for the amazing work of film-maker Stacey Steers, a special guest of the Ashland Independent Film Festival in 2018.
Tessa Brinckman – flutes, prepared piano, toy piano, melodica
Terry Longshore – hand percussion, kalimba, vibraphone, prepared piano
Edge of Alchemy | 19 min
Night Hunter | 16 min
Phantom Canyon | 10 min
Stacey Steers is known for her process-driven, labor-intensive animated films composed of thousands of handmade works on paper. Her recent work employs images appropriated from early cinematic sources, from which she constructs original, experimental narratives. Steers’ animated short films have screened widely throughout the U.S. and abroad, and have received numerous awards.
You can see more of Stacey’s work as part of the media art exhibition:
The Animated Image | April 12—May 12 | Schneider Museum of Art
Also not to be missed on this same concert: The Dying Swan (1916), by Russian film poet Evgeni Bauer, depicting an artist obsessed with the idea of capturing death on canvas, and his fixation on a mute ballerina. The fabulous live score performed by the film’s pianist/composer Joby Talbot, with cellist Michal Palzewicz and violinist Jessica Lambert.