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  • Trumpet Island Host Séance
  • Odin’s Shield Maiden

Selected by Guy Maddin for live accompaniment by The Flushing Remonstrance

Wednesday, May 22

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This special program of films was personally selected by Guy Maddin for all-new scores composed and performed by The Flushing Remonstrance, NYC’s premier group devoted to live film accompaniment. His 2003 autobiographical peep show melodrama COWARDS BEND THE KNEE is presented here along with three rare shorts — Odin’s Shield Maiden and world premieres of Trumpet Island Host Séance and Workbooks: Chimney/Rooster/Zookeeper — all with live accompaniment.

NOTE: This screening is SOLD OUT.
A standby line will form at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.

The Flushing Remonstrance are the duo of Catherine Cramer (percussion, electronics) and Robert Kennedy (keyboards, electronics, voice). They compose and perform their own scores to films. They have been playing as a duo since 2015, and each has decades of experience performing experimental, improvised, jazz, electronic, and rock music.

Catherine Cramer has been playing percussion since her days as a dance accompanist at Sarah Lawrence College in the 1970s. After studying at Berklee College of Music, she went on to play in jazz, experimental, blues, and rock bands for over 20 years, collaborating with musicians such as Dick Johnson, Lou Columbo, Gray Sargent, and Eddie Higgins.

Robert Kennedy has been playing keyboards in experimental, rock, and improvisation groups since the mid-1980s, as well as composing film and theater music and working in multimedia performances and sound installations. He has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Ellen Fullman and Linda Montano, Jimmy Carl Black/The Grandmothers, Duo Zikr, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Pauline Oliveros, Psychic TV, Terry Riley, and Joseph Zitt.

The Flushing Remonstrance were recipients of a 2021 Queens Council on the Arts grant for musical excellence.

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