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A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records

I saw Eric speak last year at the Hollywood to a packed audience, and it was great. His is a totally original and authentic view of music history. I recommend buying tickets in advance even though the theater is so big. Lines went around the block last time! This is a quintessential Portland event.

Let's meet upstairs in the lounge area at 7 to chat for a minute and then get seats. Find me in the light blue dress with daisies! If you come after 7:10, find us in the theater. I'll add a black felt hat with a wide brim at that point so I'm easier to spot.

Thursday, July 31st @ 7:30pm | $8
A Film & Talk Presentation with Eric Isaacson

Buy Advanced Tickets Here!
http://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=81969~5f969332-ec94-41af-822d-5c7ec8f2ca2b&epguid=81b7db1a-39a9-4ae1-99ac-2b415fbbae48&;

The next offering in our Mississippi Records Music and Film Series is a new live presentation from Eric Isaacson – a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates a entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric’s patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980′s.

WATCH TRAILER HERE

http://vimeo.com/98225284

The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.

This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include -

- The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying.
- The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music.
- The untold early history of recording technology (including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more)
- The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be
- Hopeful messages about the future
- 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers.

ABOUT THE MISSISSIPPI RECORDS MUSIC & FILM SERIES

A monthly series of events curated by Mississippi Records. Events include film showings, live music and lectures featuring artists close to the heart of Portland’s Mississippi Records label and shop. Artists and collaborators featured include Sun Ra, Philip Cohran, Harry Smith, Les Blank, Michael Hurley, the Academy Film Archive, and many many more.

- See more at: http://hollywoodtheatre.org/a-cosmic-and-earthly-history-of-recorded-music/#sthash.9uVHYmnO.dpuf

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  • Kim J.

    I'm looking for the art geeks at this moment in a crowded theater. Wish I had someway to spot you.

    July 31, 2014

    • Abigail S.

      sorry you had a hard time finding us Kim!

      August 1, 2014

    • Kim J.

      Oh shoot! I was upstairs just at 7 and then downstairs. I went back up a couple of times and didn't see the group. I ended up sitting on the left hand side so that explains why I didn't see Abigail. Anna, thanks for the note. I didn't see it while I was in the theater. Next time....

      1 · August 1, 2014

  • Abigail S.

    Thanks to everyone, especially Barry, for helping when I had to be late due to car problems! I really enjoyed this. Eric is such an original thinker!

    August 1, 2014

  • Anna

    Kim: Abigail is sitting one seat in from right aisle, in main section, wearing black hat with a feather. About 2/3 from front.

    July 31, 2014

  • Abigail S.

    Hey Everyone-- while I wait for a cab, Barry has agreed to act as organizer. Meet barry upstairs by the couches until 7:10, after that, find him in the theater. he usually wears a cap

    July 31, 2014

    • Abigail S.

      I will meet you soon!

      July 31, 2014

    • ildi

      Unfortunately we are not going to be able to make it - I got held up later than expected - hope to catch up another time soon!

      July 31, 2014

  • Abigail S.

    URGENT! Hello everyone my car will not start.
    The battery has been jumped and nothing. I am going to do my best to get to Hollywood but if I am late, please meet on another by sitting on the couches upstairs. Go introduce yourselves!

    July 31, 2014

  • Barry W. K.

    I'm at the Pono Farm Soul Kitchen to the theater having

    July 31, 2014

  • Barry W. K.

    hi All:

    July 31, 2014

  • Barry W. K.

    Hi All:

    July 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi Amy, I don't think I'll be able to attend tonight after all. If you want the spot. Thanks,

    July 31, 2014

  • Amy Z.

    Hi all, I'm planning on attending this event too and purchased my ticket. I'm excited to see this, it looks really interesting. Looks like I missed the deadline to RSVP on time, but I hope it's still okay that I attend.

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Barry W. K.

    I plan to buy my ticket at the door by getting there early. I called the Hollywood Box Office to see if that would work. I'm waiting for a return call.

    July 31, 2014

    • Abigail S.

      Hi Barry- I'm sure that's fine if you get there by 7

      July 31, 2014

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