Mike Cooper plays Legong – Dance of the Virgins at John Cabot University in Rome
The JCU Department of Communications is pleased to welcome Mike Cooper, an internationally renowned experimental musician, for a performance to accompany the unique silent film, Legong: Dance of the Virgins.
Legong (1935) was the last silent movie produced by a Hollywood studio and one of the last films shot with the beautiful two-strip technicolor process. Mike Cooper performs the soundtrack on lap steel guitar, thumb piano, small gongs and processed field recordings form Bali, Thailand and Sarawak.
WHAT: One-off screening of Legong with musical accompaniment by Mike Cooper
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Aula Magna Regina (Guarini Campus)
For the past 45 years, Mike Cooper has been an artistic explorer constantly pushing the boundaries. He is an improviser and composer, song-maker, a visual and installation artist, and radio arts producer. Initially a folk/blues guitarist, he played a large role in the acoustic blues boom in the UK in the mid 1960s. He is also a film and video maker. For the past 20 years he has composed and performed live music for classic and contemporary silent film screenings worldwide. He also gives workshops at universities and colleges on scoring music for film and video, as well as improvisation and songwriting.
Fort further informations: John Cabot University