Watch: Eighth Blackbird's Nick Photinos Premieres Pascal Le Boeuf's Dizzying 'Alpha'
Q2 MUSIC: Watch: Eighth Blackbird's Nick Photinos Premieres Pascal Le Boeuf's Dizzying 'Alpha'
BY HANNIS BROWN
"In advance of the release, watch Photinos and ubiquitous percussionist Doug Perkins perform jazz pianist/composer Pascal Le Boeuf's teeth-rattling roller coaster ride Alpha.
The music is comprised of hard-grooving, stop-start cells and seemingly takes its cues from high-anxiety Hitchcock film music imbued with elements of vintage funk, John Bonham-style pummeling and free jazz. The intensity sits firmly at eleven the whole time and director Michael McQuilken's fast-cut and dizzying camera work only heightens the drama."
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