Feb 13th 2020

Electro-Pythagoras (a portrait of Martin Bartlett)
(Luke Fowler, 2017, UK/Canada, 35mm, 45 min)

British film artist Luke Fowler lends his unmatched gift for portraiture to this sensitive, curious exploration of electronic music composer Martin Bartlett. Electro-Pythagoras turns the conventions of biographical documentary on their head, weaving personal photographs, letters, notes, rare performances, and new 16mm footage into a dense, evocative fugue. Sound artist Ernst Karel’s soundtrack is every bit as adventurous, a fitting tribute to the film’s defiantly queer, uncompromising subject. Following the screening, Karel will perform a quadrophonic sound composition, drawing on recordings from Bartlett’s archives.

In Person: Sound designer Ernst Karel


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