The Filmmakers' Cooperative Benefit Concert has become renown as a singularly special event, featuring live music performed with screenings of films from the Coop's collection. A highlight of the concert season for many, this year's edition features live solo piano by Philip Glass and performances by the Bill Frisell Trio, The Clogs, Benoit Pioluard, and members of The National, all paired with rare screenings of experimental films.
Musicians perform live with selections from the Co-op's collection:
Philip Glass performs solo piano to Harry Smith's Abstractions.
The Bill Frisell Trio (Tony Scherr, Kenny Wollesen) performs to Bill Morrison's The Mesmerist, a revision of James Young's 1926 feature The Bells, starring Lionel Barrymore and Boris Karloff.
Now We Are Here, featuring avant-garde film legend Jonas Mekas on vocals, backed by Dalius Naujo, Mike Irwin, and Kenny Wollesen, perform with films by Mr. Mekas.
The Clogs perform to Robert Breer's animated films.
New folk-pop sensation Benoît Pioulard performs to Maya Deren's Meshes of an Afternoon.
Other performers on the program include Czech gamba violoists Irena and Vojtech Havel, Flamenco guitarist Pedro Soler, Dorit Chrysler on theramin, and Ray Sweeten performing with oscilloscope.
Other filmmakers to be screened with music include Robert Breer, Maya Deren, Bradley Eros, Marie Menken, Paul Sharits, Lynne Sachs, and Mark Street.
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