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Selectors' Presents: Sara Gold / Max Ammo


Please join us for a night of synth-wise electronics with Sara Gold and Max Ammo, presented as the "after screening" of Luke Fowler's docu-film Electro-pythagorus at SFU.

Sara Gold
Max Ammo/Goo

Big cheers to SFU Galleries and Western Front.

Luke Fowler: Electro-pythagorus
Wednesday, March 29 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
SFU at 149 W. Hastings St.

Electro-pythagorus is a portrait of Canadian computer music creator and Western Front co-founder Martin Bartlett, who was a student of Pauline Oliveros, David Tudor, John Cage and Pandit Pran Nath. Created largely from previously unseen archival material (correspondence, personal notebooks, still photos, music, film and video) as well as new 16mm film notes that Fowler shot in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Amsterdam, the film addresses Bartlett’s life, work and the cultural milieu that he produced in. The film is a crafted consideration of Bartlett’s musical interests (minimalism, world music, early computer music languages and microtuning). It follows Fowler’s style of crafting complex portraits as a form of meta-documentary. In so doing reclaims certain elements of the Bartlett's life, whose cultural contribution has been largely unrecognized since his early passing from an AIDS related illness in the early 1990s.

Newly released, the film will be screened as a 35 mm print for its Canadian debut.

Electro-pythagorus was produced through a residency at the Western Front. The film is a co-commission of Sonic Acts & Stedelijk Museum, and is supported by the Harvard Film Study Centre, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Creative Scotland.

Luke Fowler is an artist, filmmaker and musician based in Glasgow. He studied printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. He creates cinematic collages that have often been linked to the British Free Cinema movement of the 1950s. His documentary films have explored counter cultural figures including Scottish psychiatrist R. D. Laing and English composer Cornelius Cardew.

Co-presented by SFU Galleries and Western Front.