Thursday, November 15th, 2018 AND Friday, November 16th, 2018
The Response Project - Something is Happening Here
Films Start 7:00 PM / Music Starts 8:00 PM
@ The Woodward Theater - 1404 Main St.
The Response Project presents the culmination of its third major commissioning initiative, Something Is Happening Here, featuring 9 new original short films and 12 music world premieres. Something Is Happening Here asked musicians, filmmakers, poets, and artists of diverse cultural backgrounds to respond to Bob Dylan’s seminal 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited — a timeless and relatable meditation on fear, uncertainty, and social division in America.
Over the span of two evenings, pianist Brianna Matzke will perform 12 new works for solo piano by 12 composers. Running the gamut of backgrounds, experiences, and stylistic motivations, these composers will offer strikingly unique interpretations of Highway 61 Revisited’s 9 distinct tracks. Each concert will be preceded by short films, curated and co-presented by The Mini Microcinema, by 9 filmmakers also responding to the album’s descriptively evocative content. Something Is Happening Here was conceived by Brianna Matzke, artistic director of the Response Project and accomplished pianist. With this project, Matzke hopes to inspire conversation on themes of Dylan’s work and the work of commissioned artists, bringing people with conflicting viewpoints into contact with one another.
Films by Scott Fredette, April Martin & Paul Hill, Allyson West, Robert Banks, and Cameron Quevedo will screen on November 15th.
Films by Katrina Dixon & Brian Frye, Samantha Drake, Sky Hopinka, and Andrea Torrice will screen on November 16th.
Please visit https://www.woodwardtheater.com/shows/response-project to buy tickets!
The Response Project is made possible by the generous support of Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation and Indiegogo donors.