Dawson City: Frozen Time - World Premiere Live Score
Doors - 7 pm | Film & concert - 8 pm
Tickets $32 advance | $37 door
Tickets on Sale December 9 at 8:00am
Available at jazzwinnipeg.com, wnmf.ca, Music Trader, and Into The Music
Combining sublimely decayed found footage and an epic, emotionally touching score, award-winning director Bill Morrison's Dawson City: Frozen Time is one of the most unique cultural experiences of the year.
Jazz Winnipeg and the Winnipeg New Music Festival are pleased to present the world premiere of the live score to Dawson City: Frozen Time on February 3 at Knox United Church.
The film's score, composed by and performed with Sigur Rós collaborator Alex Somers will be brought to life with sixteen singers, eight strings, percussions, piano and laptop.
The now-famous, once-lost Dawson City Collection was uncovered in 1978 when a bulldozer working its way through a parking lot dug up a horde of film cans. Morrison draws on these permafrost-protected, rare silent films and newsreels, pairing them with archival footage, interviews, historical photographs, and an enigmatic score by Sigur Rós collaborator and composer Alex Somers. Called "wondrous almost indescribable... a complete astonishment from beginning to end" by the Los Angeles Times, Dawson City: Frozen Time depicts the unique history of this Canadian Gold Rush town by chronicling the life cycle of a singular film collection through its exile, burial, rediscovery, and salvation.
Somers gained notoriety through his work with Icelandic experimental post-rock band Sigur Ros and partner Jónsi's critically-acclaimed self-titled solo project. The composer, producer, and visual artist has worked as co-producer, mixer, and engineer on several Sigur Rós releases including Valtari, Kveikur, and Brennisteinn. In addition to being the world premiere of the live score, this is also Somers' first performance in Winnipeg.
This production is presented by:
- Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
- Jazz Winnipeg
- The Winnipeg Film Group
- Iceland, Naturally
- Michael Nesbitt
- Cushman & Wakefield
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