“Pondering these nearly still images and listening to the city in new ways is indescribably pleasurable.” Blur + Sharpen
In this vivid portrait of Los Angeles, layers of sound and image field recordings combine with music—both recorded and performed live—to offer an eloquent meditation on presence and absence, lived experience and re-presented time. An extraordinary collaboration by Madison Brookshire (video), April Guthrie (cello), Michael Pisaro (sound), and Cassia Streb (viola), Transparent Cities reveals patterns of light, movement, sound, and silence that emerge during the course of a single day. The video images dissolve into a ghostly translucency as the recorded audio and live music build up densely layered sonic textures—an experience of the city that is utterly strange yet eerily familiar. Transparent Cities is preceded by Five Lines, a new film/music composition by Madison Brookshire.
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