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Our Archive of Documentary Arts is co-sponsoring two events with filmmaker Bill Morrison.

Film Screening

Date: Monday, November 7, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Carolina Theatre (309 W. Morgan St.; directions and parking information)
Contact Information: Duke Performances

Still from DecasiaMade from deteriorating reels of film, Bill Morrison’s experimental film Decasia is a symphony in decay. With a score composed by Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon, this “haunting modern masterpiece” (The Guardian) will be presented in a rare screening, followed by a Q & A with Morrison. Tickets are $5 at the Carolina Theatre box office.


Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Bone Hall, Mary Duke Biddle Music Building 019
Contact Information: Duke Performances

Filmmaker and artist Bill Morrison will talk with Duke graduate composers about the process of collaborating with composers scoring for film. Morrison has collaborated with an impressive line-up of composers, including John Adams, Bill Frisell, Steve Reich, and Vijay Iyer. This event is free and open to the public.

Morrison created a film for Bill Frisell’s new work, The Great Flood, which Duke Performances presented this past Saturday.

Both events are co-sponsored by Duke Performances, Duke’s Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts, and the Archive of Documentary Arts.