Category Archives: WEB/TELEVISION/RADIO

KATE WINSLET AND FRANCIS LEE IN CONVERSATION

It’s about how we choose to love and how that can end up defining who we are. Pushing romance is not a part of the narrative at all; it’s about subtlety and nuance. — Kate Winslet, on AMMONITE

Join Winslet and AMMONITE writer-director Francis Lee for a Q & A, moderated by Alex Cohen. Your RSVP confirmation will include a free screener link to the film. See link below for details.

AMMONITE—Q & A WITH KATE WINSLET and FRANCIS LEE

Neon and American Cinematheque

Saturday, January 9.

10 am on the West Coast; 1 pm East Coast; 6 pm London; 7 pm Paris.

Francis Lee, Ammonite (2020), from top: Saoirse Ronan (left) and Kate Winslet; Francis Lee with Winslet, photograph by Agatha A. Nitecka / RÅN Studio; Ammonite poster; Winslet and Ronan. Images courtesy and © Neon.

MAKI NAMEKAWA PERFORMS GLASS

Phil has written sonatas for other instruments before, but this would be his first for the piano. I imagined how much he would pour into it given that the piano is the instrument he has spent a lifetime playing (at home and on countless tours). However, Phil is not an artist to let the potential of a “first” be tethered to what is known. His exuberance came from writing something that would far surpass what he could play, or be able to entirely hear on the instrument itself beyond imagining it as the composer. There would need to be someone who could bring the music to life and bridge the musical space between themselves, the audience and the composer.

Phil composed his Piano Sonota for Maki Namekawa and Maki collaborated on its shape and dimensionality by adding her tremendous capacity and insight as a pianist. — Kristy Edmunds

In spring of 2019, Philip Glass sent Namekawa the score for the sonata, and the following summer the two longtime collaborators premiered the work at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr. The piece made its American debut in November of that year at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.

This weekend, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA)—in association with Ars Electronica in Linz—will stream a prerecorded performance by Namekawa of the piece. Also on the program: Mozart Camargo Guarnieri’s Sonatina No. 3 in G-clef (1937), Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1907-1908), and György Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata.

See link below for details.

PIANO SONATA BY PHILIP GLASS—PERFORMED BY MAKI NAMEKAWA

UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance

Sunday, January 10.

3 pm on the West Coast; 6 pm East Coast.

From top: Philip Glass and Maki Namekawa at the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, 2019; Namekawa, photograph by Tom Mesic; Namekawa, photograph by Verena Lafferentz; Namekawa and Glass, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, 2019. Images courtesy and © the photographers, the musicians, and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

TANIA BRUGUERA PANEL

On the 27th of November, 2020, more than 300 artists, intellectuals, and Cuban citizens presented themselves at the Ministry of Culture to demand the government follow through on their supposed commitment to freedom and civil rights. This protest came as a result of police violence exerted the previous day against members of the San Isidro Movement—an activist group who over the course of the past few years has been vocal in demanding greater freedom of expression in Cuba. Using social media as a tool to bring awareness to their cause, they have sparked renewed attention and urgency in calling for an end to government censorship and repression against all artists, intellectuals, and activists in Cuba. This community adopted the name 27N and together have staged peaceful protests asking for freedom of artistic expression in the face of government repression.*

This week, MOCA Los Angeles will host a virtual panel with artist and activist Tania Bruguera and other members of the 27N. See link below to register.

PANEL WITH TANIA BRUGUERA

MOCA x 27N

Thursday, January 7.

4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.

From top: Tania Bruguera poster image—with quote by José Martí—courtesy and © the artist; Bruguera, Poetic Justice, 2002–2003; Bruguera, The Francis Effect, 2014; Bruguera, Tatlin’s Whisper # 6, 2009; 27N in Havana, photograph by Reynier Leyva Novo, courtesy and © the photographer and 27N. Artwork images © Tania Bruguera, courtesy of the artist.

LAZARUS STREAM

LAZARUS was one of the last things dad created before he died. I know he was incredibly excited about it: working with new people in a new medium. His favorite place to be. As tired as he was, he was clearly loving it! The original London production will be streaming in January. — Duncan Jones

David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s LAZARUS—directed by Ivo van Hove—will stream this month for three days only, marking Bowie’s birthday and the fifth anniversary of his death. See link below to find your location, date, and time.

LAZARUS

Music and lyrics by David Bowie, book by Enda Walsh.

Based on the novel The Man Who Fell To Earth by Walter Tevis.

DICE

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 8, 9, and 10.

David Bowie and Enda Walsh, Lazarus (2015), from top: Michael C. Hall; Lazarus poster; Hall and Sophia Anne Caruso; Hall. Images courtesy and © Robert Fox Ltd. and Jones/Tintoretto Entertainment.

ANNE IMHOF AND PATTI SMITH — HAPPY NEW YEAR

Countdown New Year’s Eve with ONE, a work by Anne Imhof incorporating footage from her 2019 Tate Modern show.

And start 2021 with a short performance by Patti Smith. Both will screen in London in Piccadilly Circus and stream worldwide on the Circa YouTube channel.

See link below for details.

ANNE IMHOF and PATTI SMITH—CIRCA NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL

Thursday, December 31.

3:45 pm on the West Coast; 6:45 pm East Coast; 11:45 pm London; 12:45 am Paris.

In video link above, Imhof and Smith segments begin at 5 minutes 15 seconds.

From top: Piccadilly Circus, London, image courtesy and © Circa; Patti Smith, Banga (2012), image courtesy and © Patti Smith; Circa poster; Anne Imhof, photograph by Mark Peckmezian, courtesy and © the photographer; Piccadilly Circus, London, image courtesy and © Circa.