Pictures and Sounds: Chicago’s Finest Avant-Garde Musicians Accompany Silent Film

Saturday, March 7, 2009 (All day)

WHPK and the Film Studies Center are proud to present Pictures and Sounds, an annual multimedia event that presents silent films with live musical accompaniment. This year, a diverse quartet of outstanding improvisers will be creating soundtracks to a group of films that range from experimental classics to reconfigured industrial films.

The lineup features:
Vertonen – Chicago’s greatest noise/drone innovator.
Lord of the Yum Yum – Electronic loops and scat/beatbox vocals combine for futuristic joyful sounds.
Pillars and Tongues – Chicago’s masters of atmospheric folk-jazz improvisations.
Christmas Woods – Solo project for the percussive side of Detroit damage rockers Tentacle Lizardo

Co-sponsored by WHPK, Committee on Cinema & Media Studies