Montavilla Jazz Presents: Call + Response

Wed, Dec 08 at 6:30PM

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Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test will be required to attend this screening. Learn more here. This film will be sold at 100% capacity. Masks are required while in all common areas, including in your seat when not actively eating or drinking.

CALL + RESPONSE is a collaborative effort pairing three local jazz artists with three local filmmakers. In early 2021, musicians Micah Hummel, Noah Simpson, and Idit Shner, each composed, performed, and recorded seven to ten minutes of original music. Filmmakers Jeff Oliver, Shilpa Sunthakar, and Deejuliano Scott responded with visual “scores” with access to production facilities and the Independent Filmmaker Kit provided by project partner Open Signal. The result: three entirely original short works of art-music-film. The Hollywood Theatre screening will include an opportunity to hear from the participating artists in a moderated panel discussion and audience Q&A.

The CALL + RESPONSE shorts include "The Beast of Torpor," with music by Micah Hummel and film by Jeff Oliver; "A Day in Color," with music by Noah Simpson and film by Shilpa Sunthankar; and "Last Signs of June," with music by Idit Shner and film by Deejuliano Scott.

“The results are quirky and personal, ranging from a Sasquatch-hunting tale to a surreal Muppet-oriented horror story to a celebration of traditional dance styles in a Central Oregon desert... a funky, unique creation, exactly the sort of thing to expect from the always forward-thinking festival.” — Jazz Scene Magazine

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