This month we have 3 big shows going on! Sorry for the long e-mail here but I want to make sure you guys are aware of everything happening. 2 free outdoor shows with Movies in the Park including our massive Plan 9 show plus our August Organ Grinders at the Hollywood with Bent Knee.
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE – At the greatest venue in the city, Filmusik is putting on a free concert in the open air. The show is part of this year’s Movies in the Park and is presented as the closing event at the 2012 Washington Park Festival. Just so we’re perfectly clear… it’s going to be BIG! We’ve been working with Heather Perkins, electronica artist and the Classical Revolution String Quartet on an original soundtrack, and the 2009 crew who performed the dubbing is back. Ed Wood’s zealous use of stock footage and optimistic directorial style had men running around the set with flying saucers on fishing rods ad-libbing lines in this epic that was originally titled “Grave Robbers From Outer Space” (The film was largely bankrolled by Ed Wood’s pastor Reverend Lynn Lemon who objected to the sacrilegious title).
Trailer at www.vimeo.com/filmusik/plan9
FILMUSIK: Plan 9 from Outer Space
The Washington Park Amphitheater
Free show – Begins at dusk
More info at www.filmusik.com
On August 12th, two groups unite for a collaborative soundtrack performed live. Electronica artist Heather Perkins’ originally composed score meshes with the Classical Revolution String Quartet for a unique blend of glitch and glissando. Under the outdoor screen at Washington Park, the soundtrack is premiered in this special one-time show. Portland voice actors dub the film live, matching the original script that at times seems too weird to be true. Even after long rehearsal hours and many a discussion, we still are in the dark about how exactly “Solarbonite” works, or how the vampire got out of the spaceship without opening the doors. However, the performers, professional voice over actors from the world of TV and radio, bring you a faithful dub, all live from an onstage sound-booth.
Special bus schedule for Filmusik audience: The # 83 will run until 10 pm the night of Plan 9 so that people can get back to the archery range (overflow parking) or the Max stations. Avoid parking hassles by riding TriMet to the Washington Park Summer Festival. take Max Blue or Red line to Jeld-Wen Field, King’s Hill Station or the Oregon Zoo, then catch the #83 Washington Park Loop which runs approximately every 25 minutes offering extended service to accommodate concert crowds. Regular TriMet fares apply.