The Two Fauns (2011)
Directed by David Finkelstein
With: Paul Daniel Cloeter and JJ Sosnowski
Music: Randall Wong
Performed by: C4: the Choral Composer/Conductor Collective
Conductor: David Rentz
Text: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Editing and visual design: David Finkelstein
Recorded, Edited, Mixed and Mastered by: Jon Gordon Music Production, New York
Total running time: 18 minutes
A scene from Percy Shelley's lyrical drama, "Prometheus Unbound," in which two fauns are entranced by the sounds of unseen spirits. Here, the two fauns are two men, engaged in a friendly game of pursuit, as one of them follows the other through grungy alleys and doorways. They follow the sounds of an unseen chorus, seemingly the voices of spirits who are blessing and encouraging their amorous play. (The score, for sixteen voices plus vibes and harp, is by Randall Wong.) Superimposed words and animated images illustrate Shelley's text. When the two men finally come together, they engage in a dialogue, in the tones of erotic banter.
"The Two Fauns" has been screened at Medicine Show in New York, the Park City Film Music Festival in Utah (awarded "Silver Medal of Excellence”), Berkeley Video and Film Festival in California (awarded “Best of Festival: Experimental”), Artsfest (Pennsylvania), Athens (Ohio) Video and Film Festival, Artists' Television Access (San Francisco), and Minnesota State University/Moorhead.
DAVID FINKELSTEIN was recently invited to perform and show his work at the Traverse Video festival in Toulouse, France. His video work has been featured in one man shows at Artist Television Access (San Francisco), CRS (New York), Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (New York), Echo Park Film Center and LA Filmforum (Los Angeles), Medicine Show (New York), MSU Moorheard, and with Ross Wilbanks at Light Factory and Pura Vida in North Carolina. His work has been screened in the Brainwash Film Festival, Traverse Video (France), Leeds International Festival (UK), Cinesonika (Canada), Experiments in Cinema, Les Instants Vidéo, Les Inattendus, Denver Underground Festival, Brick Theater, 1078 Gallery, Arthouse Festival, Outer Film Fest, Free Form Film Festival, Ybor Festival, Rubric Video, WRO (Poland) Festival, New Vision Cinema, Athens (Ohio) Film Fest, Dahlonega Film Festival, VideoBardo, Exground, Valleyfest, Big MiniDV Festival, Park City Film Music Festival, the Puget Sound Cinema Society, the Downstream Film Festival, the Silver Lake Festival, EXP2, New Filmmakers, Bearded Child Festival, X-Fest, SinCiné, and Gemini CollisionWorks. Altogether, his video works have won twelve awards at five different Festivals.
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