As the epic conclusion to Mirror Mountain Film Festival's 2015 Midnight Madness program, Roger D. Wilson presented his new film performance Starry Nite with live accompaniment by the dark, experimental, post-apocalyptic rock group Scattered Clouds (Philippe Charbonneau, Jamie Kronick & Mike Dubue). Starry Nite was performed on the Cinema-Trike, a human-powered film projection system of Wilson’s own invention built from an adult-sized tricycle. Wilson created live manipulations on images of the night sky using mirrors, gels, lenses and crystals, while local filmmaker Carmelo Zucco peddled the bike that drove the film through the projector. As the performance goes on, the image continuously changes, layers are added and new textures develop. To accompany this transformative visual experience, Scattered Clouds collaborated with Wilson to create and perform a new 25 minute instrumental piece.
Produced by Christopher Rohde
Set Design and Live Audio Engineering by Kenneth Warner
Video Documentation by Jamie Kronick
Audio Recording Mix by Philippe Charbonneau
Cinema Trike powered by Carmelo Zucco
Special thanks: Helen Anderson, Renuka Bauri, Ted Forbes, Paul Gordon, Laurie Shannon, Timothy I. Smith, Kevin Waghorn, Loreen Webster & John Yemen