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The Well-tuned piano in The magenta lights

[Longhorn Review] The Well-tuned piano in The magenta lights

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, piano — Posted on October 1, 2007, 12:13 pm

By: Young, La Monte and Zazeela, Marian

A complete 6-hour performance of La Monte Young's magnum opus for piano. Not as
good a representation as is found on the out of print Gramavision 5CD box, which was
stolen from us and which this version replaces, but still exquisitely beautiful
piano that just doesn't end. Also contains video of the performance. If you like,
you can do as I did and put it on on a Sunday afternoon playing through the stereo,
leaving the TV off, then you have the option of surprising anyone who doesn't know
that you didn't just happen to turn on the TV to a piano performance that perfectly
matches what's playing through the stereo...

Reviewer: Tommy

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Norman McLaren. / Collector's ed.

[Longhorn Review] Norman McLaren. / Collector's ed.

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, McLaren, visual music — Posted on June 29, 2007, 11:59 am

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A wonderful 2 DVD set chronicling some of the most beloved film creations of this
early master. The films range from aesthetically sublime animations to live dance,
but really it all dances. There's good reason this genre has come to be known as
Visual Music.

Reviewer: Tommy

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Roots, Rock, Reggae

[Longhorn Review] Roots, Rock, Reggae

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, reggae — Posted on June 29, 2007, 11:57 am

By: Jimmy Cliff

Do you like reggae? If you do, you have to watch this great video that gives a
glimpse of the reggae scene in Kingston, Jamaica. The footage of Trenchtown is
revealing, especially contrasted with the luxurious parts of Kingston. Artists
interviewed and performing include Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals,
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, The Absyinnians, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Joe
Higgs.

Reviewer: Laura

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Public Memory

[Longhorn Review] Public Memory

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks — Posted on March 1, 2007, 10:06 am

By: Amy Gerber

Discusses the design, meaning and purpose of public memorials built to
commemorate wars and tragedies. This documentary asks: why do some memorials move
us, why are others forgettable, what do they really mean, and a re memorials still
relevant today? The program covers a specific group of memorials, including: the
Oklahoma City National Memorial, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn, the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, and plans for the first African-American lynching monument (the
Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial), among others. Examines what we can learn from
controversial memorials and the many complex issues involved in memorializing the
victims of crimes against humanity and terrorism. Great example of Performance as
Public Practice.

Reviewer: Beth

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Perfect Lives: An Opera for Television in Seven Episodes

[Longhorn Review] Perfect Lives: An Opera for Television in Seven Episodes

Material Type: All, movies — Tags: falstaffpicks, opera — Posted on March 1, 2007, 10:00 am

By: Ashley, Robert

People have called this self-proclaimed "Opera For Television" the first
distinctly American opera. John Cage said expressed his favor in an over-the-top
fashion, "Who needs the Bible? We have Perfect Lives." In either case, the sentiment
of an enlightening and utterly singular experience is well-placed. You won't see any
of the classical influence here except in its grand scope and ambition. Despite its
low video production values, Perfect Lives truly shows a great potential for
television accommodating high art, if it isn't already a perfect fit.

Reviewer: Tommy

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