Acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch brings his singular music and film project to the museum stage. Jarmusch (electric guitar) and Carter Logan (drums) perform as SQÜRL, a self-described “enthusiastically marginal rock band from New York City.” Jarmusch and Logan started scoring music for film in 2009, culminating most recently in Jarmusch’s films Only Lovers Left Alive and Paterson. This evening’s program features Jarmusch and Logan’s scores for four silent films by Dada and Surrealist artist Man Ray. Relying heavily on loops, synthesizers, and effected guitars, the semi-improvised scores drift toward the band’s more experimental, ambient, and drone-like tendencies. Followed by an onstage conversation with Jarmusch and Logan hosted by Reto Thüring, curator of contemporary art.
$26–$35, CMA members $22–$30.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.