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Suspending Time:
Sound and Image in the Work of Tony Conrad and Michael Snow

Date: April 19 and 20, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" buttons below.

The Getty presents two evenings with multitalented artists Michael Snow and Tony Conrad. Both artists are responsible for creating influential, groundbreaking experimental films. Their films play with motion, space, light, and the tensions of the fixed frame.

Snow and Conrad are also accomplished musicians whose work with sound and music play an essential role in their artistic careers.

Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.

See several of Snow and Conrad's short films, then stay to hear the artists talk about their work. GRI scholar in residence P. Adams Sitney will moderate the discussion.

Michael Snow's films will include WVLNT—Wavelength For Those Who Don't Have the Time, See You Later/Au Revoir, and The Living Room.

Tony Conrad's films will include Straight and Narrow, Film Feedback, Bowed Film, Phonograph, and an excerpt from Beholden to Victory.

Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Hear Snow and Conrad perform solo concerts exploring spontaneous composition and sonic environments. Snow has been developing his own improvisatory music since the 1960s, and more recently he has played with the new music group CCMC in Toronto. Conrad was associated with the founding of "minimal" music in the early 1960s.

Snow will perform a single piece entitled Visits. Conrad will perform Violin Solo (in D).

About the Program
"Suspending Time" is part of the Getty's collaboration with the Skirball Cultural Center on the Einstein exhibition at the Skirball.

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