Film Noir Project
Sex! Trash! Violence! ...Fast Women, Sinister Men; Marc Ribot's Noir explores a lonely place; the border between classic noir film scores of the 40's thru 60's, and the 80's No-Wave bands who worshipped them. Material will include re-arrangements of Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil), Andre Previn (Scene of the Crime), Roy Budd (Get Carter), on the one hand; and John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, John Zorn, Rootless Cosmopolitans, and new noir by Marc Ribot on the other.
Originally commissioned as a project for the New School's Noir Arts Festival in April 2011, the premiere featured Ribot's fellow Lounge Lizard veterans Doug Weiselman (reeds) and Curtis Fowkles (trombone), plus Shahzad Ismaily (bass), Rob Burger (keys), John Mettam (drums, perc), and a 3 piece string section (violin, viola, cello) led by Christina Courtin.
*Note: This project can also be presented with local or student musicians conducted and joined by Marc Ribot.
**Also, as series of educational workshops and seminars related to the project available. See 'Project Proposal' by clicking here.
Selcted Performance History:
10/13/2012: Vooruit Kunstencentrum - Gent, Belgium
9/16/2011: Roulette - NYC
4/1/2011: Premiere at The New School Arts Festival Presents Noir - NYC
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