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Cortical Foundation

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"'For me, those are the only two things that exist -- drones and love songs.' --Stephen Prina, Purple. Vinyl II is a 16mm film commissioned on the occasion of Departures: 11 Artists at the Getty. 'The result is twenty one and a half minutes of interlaced references, from seventeenth century devotional painting to Andy Warhol's 1965 film Vinyl, which is a demented, black humored takeoff on Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange [there are a total of 3 takes, for approximately 63 minutes of music]. And what about the music, the score, Prina's entrance as singer? From the casting of the musicians -- affectless, nonprofessional actors that resemble Bresson's 'models' --to the composition of the multipart, rigidly symmetrical piece of music, the two middle sections of which sound like unwritten songs by the Beatles, Brian Wilson, Burt Bacharach, even Schumann, everything seems extraordinarily decisive.' --Tom Holert, Art Forum. Since 1994, Stephen Prina has recorded and performed with The Red Krayola, appearing on Amor and Language, Hazel, and Fingerpainting. Push Comes To Love, 1998, is his solo pop record, co-produced by David Grubbs and Jim O'Rourke, available on Drag City." Credits for Vinyl II, recorded at the J. Paul Getty Museum on 10/4/1999: Stephen Prina (voice), Kirsten Barron (French horn), Daphne Chen (violin), Guenevere Meashan (violencello), Kate Reddish (viola), Melissa Reiner (violin)." - Cortical Foundation.
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