Film Screening Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Anthology Film Archives

Anthology Film Archives
On Conlon Nancarrow (1983, 12 minutes)
Eva Soltes
Photography by Philip Makanna

Eva Soltes’ short-subject documentary On Conlon Nancarrow highlights the life and work of reclusive expatriate American composer Conlon Nancarrow, who hand-punched player-piano rolls, becoming a visionary of the computer music era. His percussive studies for the player piano feature pieces that were unplayable by human hands, often hitting more than 100 notes per second.

West Coast Story: Frontiers of New Music (1986, 75 minutes)
Michael MacIntyre and Eva Soltes

Filled with rare interview footage and live performances, West Coast Story includes composers Lou Harrison, John Cage, Harry Partch, Henry Cowell, Terry Riley, Frank Zappa, John Adams, Daniel Lentz, and Paul Dresher musing on their work and history as they answer the question: What is the difference between Californian and East Coast musical traditions?

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