394265_10151175932731385_411521830_nThis August, “The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening in Russia at the Kansk International Video Festival (Siberia). The program includes screenings and concerts, exhibitions and architecture installations, poetry slams and street art events. More info to come soon!


Congratulations to John Luther Adams, one of the four featured artists in “The Reach Of Resonance”, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music yesterday, for his piece “Become Ocean.”  A sample of “Become Ocean” can be heard here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGIEvUOf-JU

Director Steve Elkins (left) and John Luther Adams (right) photographed in Alaska by David G. Marks in 2009, during production of "The Reach Of Resonance."

Director Steve Elkins (left) and John Luther Adams (right) photographed in Alaska by David G. Marks in 2009, during production of “The Reach Of Resonance.”



“The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening on June 5th, 2014 at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the Northwest Film Center and the Improvisation Summit of Portland, hosted by the Creative Music Guild.



“The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening at the San Francisco Center For New Music on Sunday, April 13th at 2pm, in a double bill with a film about Meredith Monk, Laurie Anderson, and Pauline Oliveros. The screening was curated by Peter Esmonde, whose documentary on the mad genius Trimpin (who builds giant musical instruments like the one pictured here) has been programmed alongside “The Reach Of Resonance” in various parts of the world. Over the next month, CNM will screen a number of amazing music documentaries exploring the work of Nels Cline, Frank Zappa, Tom Zé, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay, Ornette Coleman, Edgard Varèse, Pierre Boulez, and musicians from Nepal, Suriname, Indonesia, and Ghana. http://www.centerfornewmusic.com

Here’s the trailer for Peter’s “Trimpin” film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahQKsW0LHEA

Trimpin’s Guitar Tower: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWF1Al8lYBs

And Trimpin working with our friends in Kronos Quartet!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uIOfuitBc

Our deepest thanks go out to Mike Magoski and everyone at The Violet Hour for a very memorable sold-out fundraiser screening and discussion of “The Reach Of Resonance” on February 21st, 2014.  Your support for our work over the years has been unparalleled.

Director Steve Elkins (left) and producer David G. Marks (right) discussing "The Reach Of Resonance" with the audience at The Violet Hour.

Director Steve Elkins (left) and producer David G. Marks (right) discussing “The Reach Of Resonance” with the audience at The Violet Hour.

Recordings of the Ntaria Aborigine Ladies Choir made by director Steve Elkins in the deserts of central Australia during production of “The Reach Of Resonance” are now part of the score to award-winning journalist John Pilger’s new film “Utopia,” which Noam Chomsky has called “a beacon of light in dark times.”  The film documents the conditions of life of the Western Arrente and other tribes we were privileged to spend time with and learn from in Australia.  Be on the lookout for it, as it’s currently touring around.

We are very excited to announce that “The Reach Of Resonance” is now available for purchase or rent (as a file download) through Monoduo films, right here:  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/resonance

We’re thrilled to be a part of Monoduo’s roster, which features many other documentaries about unique music happening around the globe, including films about Egypt’s Electro Chaabi scene, indie bands in Iceland (“Backyard”), noise music in Tokyo (“We Don’t Care About Music Anyway”), the first black punk band who predated Bad Brains, Sex Pistols and even punk itself (“A Band Called Death,” trailer:  https://vimeo.com/61023981), and a new film about the emerging underground arts movement in war-torn in Afghanistan, the trailer for which can be seen here:  https://vimeo.com/61553264


“The Reach Of Resonance” will be screening at the Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre, Brazil this Saturday, December 7th, and also next week on December 10th and 12th.  More info:  www.santandercultural.com.br

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Years ago, “The Reach Of Resonance” was submitted to the Woodstock Film Festival in New York and rejected. To our surprise, one of the programmers of that festival contacted us recently, saying that the film has “endlessly” occupied his thoughts since then, and requested to interview director Steve Elkins in an effort to bring the film to a wider audience. The interview went live on Headphone Commute yesterday: http://reviews.headphonecommute.com/2013/11/06/interview-with-steve-elkins/

Headphone Commute is doing a lot of cool stuff. Check out their recent interview with Tricky and stay tuned next week for their new interview with Chris Watson of Cabaret Voltaire, who is creating a multi-channel sound work that starts underwater in Faxafloi, Iceland, alongside some of the largest animals on the planet, crosses lava fields and reindeer moss, and ends in the Sönghellir song cave inside the snowy peaks of Snaefellsnes.

“The Reach Of Resonance” is now part of the syllabus for art students at New York University in NYC, thanks to award-winning artist and professor Marina Zurkow, who builds animations and participatory environments that are centered on humans and their relationship to animals, plants and the weather:  http://www.o-matic.com/: http://www.o-matic.com/