Looking for something a bit out of the ordinary this weekend? Want to walk there? Try the Drone Cinema Film Festival this Saturday, April 21st at the Good Shepherd Center:
The Drone Cinema Film Festival, now in its fourth year, showcases cutting-edge, minimalist works of ethereal beauty that transmute sonic drones into the visual realm.
What is Drone Cinema? Drone Cinema draws its inspiration from a wide range of sources, from the mid-century experimental films of Stan Brakhage and Jordan Belson, the sound of the hurdy-gurdy in Early Music, the tambura of Indian music, the minimalist drones of La Monte Young and Terry Riley and the film genre called Slow Cinema. Drone Cinema filmmakers offer their vision of what sonic drones look like.
Drone Cinema filmmakers translate sonic drones into moving images. Cascone refers to Drone Cinema as “transcendigital” media.” Transcendigital media is conjured through active imagination instead of being driven by software,” Cascone said.
Kim Cascone’s new ensemble Khem One will be performing his new drone composition live, as well.