NEW DATE! — Poe / Yeh – Movie with Live Soundtrack at Spectacle Theater!

((audience)) presents
featuring C. Spencer Yeh

SUNDAY, February 20, 2011 / 9pm

The Fall of the House of Usher (1928, 13 minutes)
Directed by James Sibley Watson, written by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1909, 7 minutes)
Directed by D.W. Griffith, written by D.W. Griffith

Main Program
The Avenging Conscience (1914, 56 minutes)
Directed by D.W. Griffith, written by D.W. Griffith
Based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe

“The Avenging Conscience,” based on Poe’s “Annabel Lee” and “The Tell-Tale Heart,” is known as the first great American horror film. A young man yearns to escape from his overbearing, one-eyed uncle and plots to murder him. The young man and his lover are wracked by guilt and tormented by nightmares, ghosts, and demonic entities that drive them to more horrifying extremes.

C. Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core) will perform a ‘live mix’ soundtrack to “The Avenging Conscience,” collaging an array of live and pre-recorded sources. Alternately seething and subtle, the soundtrack will both accompany and play off this macabre tale.

C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei, Taiwan and moved to the US in 1980; studied radio/television/film at Northwestern University; repped Cincinnati, Ohio for over a decade, and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. Musically, Yeh is active both as a solo artist and improviser, as well as with his project, Burning Star Core. Yeh has collaborated with a deep and ever-growing list of artists and groups, including Tony Conrad, New Humans with Vito Acconci, Thurston Moore, Amy Granat with Jutta Koether, Okkyung Lee, Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano, John Wiese, Nico Vascellari, Don Dietrich and Ben Hall (as The New Monuments), Nate Wooley, Prurient, and Jandek. He has performed at festivals and venues such as Sonar, FIMAV at Victoriaville, Frieze Arts Fair, Issue Project Room, No Fun Fest, High Zero, the 24 Hour Drone People at Fylkingen, The Kitchen, and ZKM Karlsruhe. He has exhibited his visual and multimedia works at national and international venues including the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, the New Museum in New York, International Film Festival Rotterdam, La Casa Encendida in Madrid, and in Newcastle.

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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