Artists' Television Access

Folklore Gathering

Friday, July 20, 2012, 8:00 pm, $8-$10

Weaving live performance of indigenous instrumentation by Netherthot Luku  and  Amber Field with a world of folkloric image and sound collected by Paris based filmmaker, Vincent Moon.  We’ll be traveling around the globe from Belém do Pará, Brazil to Bandung, Indonesia through Moon’s lens in the often spontaneous collaboration that ensues with the subjects he documents.  Exploring rhythm and pace through sound and image we’ll ride the waves of the musical artifacts offered both on the screen and in the room.

Curated by The Front Corner, Amina Bayou.


Netherthot Luku ~ Tuvan throat singing and discussion on the art and history of this overtone singing practiced by the people of Tuva.


Sebastião Tapajos
Belém do Pará, Brazil
February 2011

Vincent Moon on the film :

The very early morning, a few minutes before the coming of the Sun, is always the most exciting sonic moment of the day. Suddenly it seems you are able to hear life in its’ rawest form, to grab some of the defining instants of what being alive is about. It was this exact moment we wanted to capture when bringing legendary guitarist Sebastião Tapajos into the forest on that day, nearby Belém do Pará, northern Brazil. To have him let his fingers improvise while the noise of the insects and birds were almost covering our voices. The result is this unique piece, between insect field recordings and virtuoso improv in a Brazilian forest.


Jungle ~  ancient flute & didgeridoo

Jungle is a native “Cha-Mo-Ru” from the island of Guam.  At a very young age he became fascinated with rhythm and ancient instruments.  At the age of five he was gifted his first hand drum and has been playing music ever since.  While traveling around in Australia in 2003 he was called to sit with the Yidaki or Didgeridoo…the ancient wind instrument of the Aborigines.  Little did he know that the didgeridoo would play huge part in his life.  “It is the voice of the earth, the sound of creation.”  Jungle would love to pay respect to the original keepers of this magical instrument, his teachers and friends, the Aborigines of Australia.


Cairo, Eygpt
June, 2010

Bandung Java, Indonesia
January, 2012

Reyjavik, Iceland
September, 2010

Vincent Moon on the film :

I knew Gyda Valtysdottir mainly through her sister, Kria Brekkan. They both sang in the Icelandic band Múm for a few years, until Gyda left to study back in Reykjavik, then in Switzerland. I was looking for Gyda for a while, until we end up being in Iceland at the same time. She was accompanied by the drummer Julian Sartorius, as part of their new project Arora & Urverk. Julian was previously drumming for Sophie Hunger as well as many other musical projects.  We planned to experiment a song in the famous Hallgrímskirkja, the main church of Reykjavik, at the time of the bells. We ended up right there on time, and their composition, semi improvised, grew from the sounds and samples of the city below.