While perhaps not boasting the pedigree of larger, more celebrated musical hotspots, Columbus has its own rich and fiercely original landscape of musical history. This new short, a collaboration between retired Ohio State Professor of Art Mary Jo Bole and Jerry Dannemiller, assembles fragments from that history. Far from an exhaustive survey of hometown music-makers current and past, the film is more like a visual mixtape that ranges from the jazz and blues of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Nancy Wilson, and Rusty Bryant to the post-punk, hip-hop and mash-ups of Scrawl, V3, Blueprint, and Evolution Control Committee. Accentuated by Bole’s skewed drawings, it’s a musical love letter and secret street map to a slice of musicians who not only called our city home, but made (and are still making) a beautiful noise. The film screened in the Wexner Center for the Arts Box Space during the month of October 2013.

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