Inner Attunement is a documentary film by Michael Lucio Sternbach about the musical brotherhood of bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake. Known worldwide as of one of the premier rhythm sections of jazz, the two discuss their musical kinship and the shamanistic sound ceremonies they deploy worldwide. Inner Attunement is a comprehensive look into their music, which becomes a conversation about the substantial lessons we learn in life.
The fundamental message of the film is to inspire us to live up to our highest human potential, regardless of the endeavor. It’s a message that transcends the music – and is something meaningful that we can all take away from the film. Continue reading
We need you to get involved! FIRE MUSIC, a documentary that tells the criminally ignored true history of the Free Jazz revolution, has been fully researched and has been shooting for over 4 years. Over 300 hours of footage has already been shot.
“Free Jazz is liberation, is the excitement of the new and now,” says Thurston Moore, executive producer of FIRE MUSIC. “It is with respect, passion and knowledge that Tom Surgal captures the significance of it. His work, like its subject, shines for the collective call of beauty and unity.”
Text by Kathleen Foster (director, produces independent documentaries that combine elements of individual stories, current events and history with a focus on grass roots struggles for change.)
Why I am making PROFILED?
In June 2012 a police officer killed Shantel Davis, a young African-American woman, through the open window of her car. It happened in Flatbush, a Brooklyn neighborhood near where I live. Distraught residents described hearing the fatal shots and watching officers drag Davis’ bleeding body onto the street, where they left her to die.
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014
Venue: Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012)
Photo by Oyiza
New York/ Canadian composer Sylvain Leroux achieved what many told him was impossible: he raised $25,000 to conduct a four-month experimental music education project in Guinea. After the successful Kickstarter campaign, Sylvain arrived in Conakry, Guinea this February and used his invention, the chromatic tambin (an updated version of the local traditional tambin–or Fula flute) to teach a group of children to read and write music.
International Anthem Recording Co. (IARC) is a new record label on the eve of creation by us – David Allen, Joe Darling, and Scottie McNiece of Uncanned Music – to promote the work of artists we’ve presented and recorded in Chicago, Illinois.
We started Uncanned Music in 2011 to provide unique soundtracks for spaces – to supervise music and customize playlists for bars and restaurants.