Puppets of the Apocalypse, or Martha Colburn: Live Cinema

Thursday, November 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Long involved in experimental music scenes as both a musician and a filmmaker, Colburn has honed a live practice of multiprojector, manipulated film and music shows. As she recently told Time Out New York, "When I'm filming, I'm working at a rate of, like, one second of film per hour. When I finish, I want to create in real time, or even better: double real time, and be my animated 'self.' I call together my musician friends who work on my soundtracks, and we play together." Tonight, she gathers legendary Half-Japanese founder Fair, Deerhoof guitarist Dietrich, pianist McDonas, and a cohort of New York collaborators — vocalist Abghari, noise artist Evans, violist Ortman, and drummer Sawyer — for an evening of immersive, live cinema. Fair plays a warm-up party at Hemlock Tavern on Wednesday, November 11, 2009; visit for details.


Martha Colburn, artist
Haleh Abghari, musician
John Dieterich, musician
Michael Evans, musician
Jad Fair, musician
Thollem McDonas, musician
Laura Ortman, musician
Ryan Sawyer, musician