Listen: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett and the Lost Films of Fred Engelberg

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Mikael Jorgensen's Trimbin Band (Courtesy of the artist)

This Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 pm, Q2 Music partners with New Sounds Live and host John Schaefer to present a live stream from the 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival: a collaboration between sampling indie-rock duo Quindar, guitarist William Tyler and composer Nick Hallett.

Quindar, Tyler and Hallett are currently working together as The Trimbin Band to review, curate and score the lost films of Fred Engelberg (1929-1012) in collaboration with the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The ensemble presents the first public screening of excerpts from Engelberg's work set to a live score.

Quindar is art historian James Merl Thomas and Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen. They take their name from "Quindar Tones" – beeps that trigger ground transmitters for communications between astronauts and mission stations on Earth. 

Finger-style guitarist William Tyler blends the meditative sounds of John Fahey with ragtime, blues and traditional Appalachian music. Nick Hallett is a composer and vocalist based in New York City, and co-curator of the Brooklyn-based Darmstadt series.

Q2 Music is the digital partner of the Kaufman Music Center's 2016 Ecstatic Music Festival.

William Tyler - One for One

Trimbin Band - Hand Held High/(After John Fahey) Swap Meet

Nick Hallett - Ballet

Trimbin Band Original Soundtracks to Films by Fred Engelberg

  • Original Soundtrack, Fred Engelberg "Grave Echoes" (1966)
  • Jane Fonda speech, Engelberg Audio Archives, "Vietnam Chronicles" (1974)
  • Original Soundtrack, Engelberg Audio Archive, "Sanctuary" (1970-71)

Hosted by:

John Schaefer

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