Ghost Artist the documentary film by Steven Palmer, which I had a small research role in, is off to play the MUN Cinema Series in St. John's, NL after successful runs at WIFF and FIN. It also features music from Tobacco Fields in it as well. Hello!
When a revolutionary film about medicine and the body is rediscovered after 50 years in an archival vault, it leads to its uncredited maker, Robert Cordier, still working in Paris at 82. Beyond making 20,000 faint at the Montreal world’s fair, Cordier’s 1967 movie was inspired by an unsung career of collaborations with such legendary figures as James Baldwin, Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and Salvador Dalí. As Cordier helps to revive the original film, the great storyteller unmasks the film as a remarkable avant-garde creation for the masses, a strategic cross-over with spectacular results.
Producer Johnny West wrote a piece on the making of the new record "Musicians Makes Great Construction Workers" (which you can stream below). If you're interested in how the album came about and how it was made, this says it better than I could ever.
Here's the song I contributed to the Forwards & Backwards: The Wards of Windsor compilation that just came out. Joining on the track are Kenneth MacLeod (mandolin), Marion MacLeod (accordian) and Derek Impens (bass & percussion).
The project's been getting lots of media attention locally and the Album Release Show will surely be a time.
Mackenzie Hall - Nov 30, 2019 (two shows, 4 & 8 pm)