Tales Of The Uncanny at Dundas Square with Owen Pallett, Robert Lippok and Do Make Say Think, June 11th
June 13th, 2009 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
The rain only made this amazing event cooler.
A crowd of maybe 100-200 people stood and watched this silent black and white horror film as Toronto’s Owen Pallett and Do Make Say Think, as well as Berlin avant-garde electronic artist Robert Lippok, provided a live-soundtrack. Was it amazing? Yes, very much so.
The film was comprised of various shorts, adapted from stories by such renown horror writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Robert Louis Stevenson. The first bit I got to see was led by Owen Pallett; so basically it sounded really ornate and whimsical in its orchestral accompany of the events onscreen. Robert Lippok’s section was minimalist noise experimentation which sort of provided an ominous ambiance of buzzing and whirring to what accompany was onscreen. But the Do Makes…now that was something special…
The Do Makes section featured them scoring a surreal short story with a man watching until a clock strikes twelve – at which point he will die. As he desperately tries to find someway out of his predicament, Do Make Say Think played a thrilling suspense piece that kept building towards an incredible climax. It was freakin’ awwwweeesssooooommmmeeeee. And what happened to the guy? I don’t even remember: I just remember the music was really, really cool.