Pictures and Sounds, the annual multimedia showcase hosted by WHPK and the Film Studies Center, presents re-imagined and improvised soundtracks to new video work and classics of silent, experimental, and outsider film.
Second Family Band (Madison) – The prolific free playing collective spun from the roots of the Davenport Family Band reappears live after a long period of hermeticism. Through their tireless organic rites they continue to expand the boundaries of the American psych/folk/drone phantasm. Visit the band's website.
Frank Rosaly (Chicago) – A fixture of the Chicago free/avant jazz community, Frank Rosaly has honed his percussive craft in dozens of formal groups and ad hoc ensembles featuring a host of Chicago luminaries and icons like Alvin Lucier and Paul Flaherty. His solo works for electronics and percussion display a dynamic agility crossing the spectrum of free playing. Frank recently scored the independent documentary Scrappers. Visit Frank Rosaly's site.
Body Morph (Detroit) – Daniel Dlugosielski, through his recordings under the Body Morph alias and his Michigan-based label EXBX, has articulated the unknown territory between avant/jazz-improv and the cassette underground, employing saxes, tapes, and scads of electronic detritus to set it all tumbling into the weird. Visit the EXBX website.
Flower Man (Chicago) – Drawing from a tradition of early electronic sound sculpture, library music, and digital synthesis, Chris Bush crafts sonic miniatures at a peerless level of detail and complexity, save perhaps his work as one half of Caboladies. Visit Flower Man's website.