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Published: 2013/08/27

Lockn’ Looms

It’s the horizon…

The debut of the Lockn’ Festival.

I can safely say that I haven’t been as excited for a first year fest since Bonnaroo back in 2002 (and if you look at the artists on the bill there are certainly some parallels here).

I have some other news for you, and Relix related but that can wait a month.

For now, let me share tidings of the Lockn’ cinema tent which I am curating.

As first reported right here on good ol’

This year’s Lockn’ will attempt something altogether unique with its Live Soundtrack Cinema. Rather than screening movies that will compete with the live music, the festival’s cinema tent will present specially-selected silent films that will complement the performances. A variety of features, shorts and animation from across the globe will be set to the live music coming from the stage. Beyond this, however, after the final note from the main stage, Lockn’ will take things to the next level, by having an artist appear in the tent to improvise a live score to a short film. This will be followed with some late night film fare selected by the festival performers themselves. Lockn’s goal, is “to maintain its underlying theme of interconnectivity by fostering an organic relationship between all artistic expressions at the festival.”

Cool stuff, no?

American silent film, global animation, artist participation. See you there…

later days and peace,

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