1. True Fictions - Live Performance Trailer



    AN EXPLORATION OF TRUTH AND MYTH IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. TRUE FICTIONS is the result of a year long digital performance art project produced and directed by Christopher Thomas Allen and commissioned by EMPAC, The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre in Troy, New York. The final piece was completed and presented in Troy, NY, in September 2007 and has begun touring to festivals internationally. True Fictions is an audio visual spectacle that fuses documentary film making, music, animation and motion graphics with cutting edge digital performance tools. A stunning collage of music and live cinema which explores the themes of truth and myth through a multitude of American and Native American voices; with a original musical score created through the collaborations of 25 New York based musicians and vocal artists. True Fictions is currently be being performed by: Christopher Allen (audio & video) Tim Cowie (audio & video) Malcom Litson (audio & analogue operations) Mark McRae (live guitars & keys) Jude Greenaway (Audio Electronics) Matt Waterfield (lighting & technical support) This performance has toured to the following international festivals and arts venues: The Armour, EMPAC, Troy, New York, USA, September, 2007 The Great Hall, Urban Screens Festival, Manchester, UK, October, 2007 Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, Italy, November, 2007 ZEMOS98 Festival, Seville, Spain, March, 2008 IMAX Cinema, onedotzero festival, BFI Southbank, London, November, 2008 For more information, video and still images please check: http://www.avfolklore.blogspot.com Project Produced & Directed by Christopher Thomas Allen Assistant Production by Annie Kwan NYC Production Co-ordination by Sarah Pace Research & location Production by Helen Omand Cinematography by Chris Allen & Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow Photography by Chris Allen, Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow & Helen Omand Edited by Chris Allen, James Price & Tim Cowie Animation by Martin Banks, Tim Cowie & Blinkinlab Field Recordings and Audio Interviews by Chris Allen, Robert Pyecroft-Rainbow & Jo Williamson Studio Sound Recording & Initial Arrangements by Ben Allen Music Production & Arrangements by Tim Cowie Addition Audio Production by Malcom Litson & Jude Greenaway _ Drums & Percussion: Scotty “Imp” Lehman – Drums Brian Fishler – DrumsPat Rock – Drums Isabel Pupo Walker - Percussion Rev Mofo – Drums & Percussion Valerie Opielski - Percussion Sean McCall - Vibraphone _ Wind instruments: Joseph Jarman – Flute & Saxophone Martha Hyde – Soprano Saxophone Welf Dorr – Tenor Saxophone _ String Instuments: Robbie Seahag – Bass & Electric Guitar Jason Deiso – Bass Guitar Valerie Opielski - Electric Guitar Laurent Medelgi – Guitar Jo Williamson – Acoustic Guitar Luke Cissell – Fiddle Tom Mayer – Double Bass Brent Arnold - Cello Mavrothi Kontanis – Oud Chris Chalfant – Grand Piano _ Vocalists: Jo Williamson Chanda Rule Marrie Mascari Adrienne Hecker Melanie Moser Kendra Flowers _ MC’s: Dezmatic Emskee Atypical Nobs _ Special Thanks to: The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, Salamanca NYThe Ronathahonni Cultural Center, Cornwall Island, Ontario Nichols Meat Processing, Altamont, NY Kathleen Forde, Jason Steven Murphyand all the staff at EMPAC David Lublin & Ray Cutler at VIDVOX _ An EMPAC Commission supported by The Jaffe Fundfor Experimental Media and Performing Arts

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