“The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening at Frequency Film Festival in San Diego, California on May 30th. More info here:http://www.frequencyfilmfestival.com/
February 12, 2013
January 28, 2013
In January 2009, during production of “The Reach Of Resonance” with composer John Luther Adams in interior Alaska, RoR director Steve Elkins was introduced to his close friend Len Kamerling, whose life and work has had a profound impact upon both Adams and Elkins. While Adams has been exploring Alaska’s sonic geography, Kamerling had been living in remote Yup’ik eskimo villages exploring the emotional geography native Alaskans have cultivated with the land to survive in such extreme conditions. Kamerling’s work provides new depths to Adams’s observation that “we need to know where we are in order to have a more complete understanding of who we are” and Elkins’ attempts to better understand how listening creates culture through the process of making “The Reach Of Resonance.”
The following short film features Steve Elkins’ 2009 interview with Len Kamerling in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Len’s breathtaking footage from his unique ethnographic filmmaking in Yup’ik eskimo villages, Hokkaido, and Tanzania.
“The Reach of Resonance” will screen at Constantine The Philosopher University in Slovakia in fall 2012.
October 24, 2012
October 24, 2012
“The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening at Building Imagination Center in Modesto, California on November 24th. Director Steve Elkins will be attending for Q&A after the screening. $10.
September 25, 2012
A glowing full page review of “The Reach Of Resonance” has been published in the current issue of Film Comment, right in between articles on two film makers we admire: David Lynch and Chris Marker. In addition to reminisces on a ukulele lesson, coining the phrase “cockroach lap dances”, and the observation that “I now completely understood why Dylan going electric was such a dick move”, the reviewer reports that: ”Elkins shows with a subtle, essayistic style how avoidance of ‘consensus music’ allows for deeper forms of affinity…these artists plumb a sensus communis not deranged by narcissism, nationalism, or profit motive…[which] returns music to its origins as a mode of understanding the natural and cosmic.”