Pilgrimage from scattered points
is a film about english composer and marxist Cornelius Cardew and the Scratch Orchestra that Cardew formed back in 1968 from his „experimental music“ class: A fluid collective of students, office employees, amateur musicians and professional composers who explore the boundaries of group improvisation and social engineering. Fowler's film illuminates the internal contradictions and struggles of the Scratch Orchestra through first person interviews, recent and archival footage and predominantly unreleased music, and skillfully expands the narration of the documentary through techniques of experimental film.
No-Neck Blues Band – Work in Progress
The video works of Adam Mortimer – a loosely affiliated member of the No-Neck Blues Band –are an unambiguously appreciative aesthetic enhancement of this Free-Form-Experimental collective's somewhat inaccessible musical oeuvre. Informed by experimental film of the 1960s, Mortimer's visual language always functions simultaneously on several layers of meaning, in both ad hoc and indirect fashion. His short films keep viewers guessing for long stretches, before suddenly culminating in a clear plot.