Early Indies

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The early years of independent cinema were full of adventure and experimentation. As the medium of film was being explored, so were the possibilities of combining images and music. Host David Garland presents Teiji Ito's score for Maya Deren's "The Very Eye of Night" (1952) and Ed Emshwiller's "Lifelines" (1960), Meyer Kupferman's music for "Hallelujah The Hills" (1962), Ravi Shankar's music for "Chappaqua" (1966), Norman McLaren's hand-drawn soundtrack for one of his 1950s National Film Board of Canada shorts, and more.

 

 

Maya Deren - The Very Eye Of Night (1958)


Ed Emshwiller - Thanatopsis (1962)


Ed Emshwiller - Carol (1970)


Adolfas Mekas - Hallelujah the Hills (1963)


Norman McLaren: Pen Point Percussion (An introduction to the hand-drawn sounds of Norman McLaren. 1951)