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Other Cinema: Remix Masters

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 30, 2010

Audience watching a sci-fi film at Other Cinema

April 3
8:00 p.m.
ATA Gallery
992 Valencia (@ 21st)
San Francisco, CA

Hosted by: Other Cinema

Love the 1922 silent film Nosferatu directed by F.W. Murnau? Well, you’re going to love it a whole lot more with a new, live modern soundtrack performed by the Evolution Control Committee. But, here’s the real gimmick: The new soundtrack is composed entirely of soundtracks from other movies that ECC will DJ live as the film unspools.

Culling snippets from The Sound of Music, Jaws, Dr. No, Star Wars, Eraserhead and dozens more, the ECC spin the vinyl soundtracks into one amazingly unified score. To witness a sample of this amazing process, check out the video below.

And, in addition to Nosferatu, there will be a screening of the documentary Copyright Criminals directed by Kembrew McLeod and Ben Franzen, which examines the history, controversy and ongoing debate over music sampling. Featured in the doc are Public Enemy, De La Soul, George Clinton, Digital Underground, DJ Spooky, Eclectic Method and Mark Hosler of Negativland infamy.