An Encore (& Final) Performance!
A combination film, lecture, slideshow and soundscape performance. This presentation will attempt to sum up the entire history of recorded music from the time of the first star in the universe being born all the way to the dark ages of the 1990's. Unlike the first version of this show performed at the Hollywood Theatre back in July, this version will also veer dangerously into the personal life and paranoias of Mississippi Records owner Eric Isaacson (who will be the presenter for the evening).
Highlights of the presentation include:
- Recordings (of sorts) of a star dying
- The untold early history of recorded music (including tales of technology that allows us to hear recordings from as far back as 2,000 years ago, cat pianos, horrifying novelty record crazes, the Phonautograph, which reproduces sounds from dust, and much more)
- The rise of revolutionary musics and a catalog of the forces that destroyed them
- Hopeful messages about the future
- 30 minutes of incredibly vibrant footage from some of the best musicians of the 50's and 60's (Including Bo Diddley, Nina Simone, Rosetta Tharpe, The Staple Singers, Skip James, Rev. Louis Overstreet and many more)
This is the last time this will ever be presented!