Performances, Interviews, and Insights

Films

America The Beautiful, Jeffrey Kahane

Samuel A. Ward: America the Beautiful
Improvisation performed by Jeffrey Kahane
Tippet Rise Art Center, The Olivier Music Barn, August 11, 2017

Film Director: Kathy Kasic
Cinematographers: Sarah Lanier, Dandan Liu, Emily Rund
Lighting Designer: Zach Hamersley
Editor: Claude DeMoss
Assistant Editor: Evangeline Koonce
Music Consultant: Devanney Haruta
Sound Recording: Monica Bolles, Monte Nickles
Sound Editor: Joe Shepard
Sound Mastering: Dominick Maita

Musica Celestis, Ariel Quartet

The Ariel String Quartet performs Musica Celestis at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Aaron Jay Kernis: Musica Celestis

Film Director
Ramsey Fendall

Cinematographers
Ramsey Fendall
Katie Mullen
Billy Collins

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

The Stainless Stealer Steals the Universe

A lyrical-performative film inspired by Alexander Calder’s fascination with the universe, using imagery from NASA projected onto Calder’s sculpture, The Stainless Stealer, in collaboration with pianist and composer, Julien Brocal.

Sculpture
The Stainless Stealer, Alexander Calder, 1966. A 15-foot mobile on gracious loan from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Film Director and Cinematographer
Kathy Kasic

Music Composed and Performed By
Julien Brocal

Poetry
Peter Halstead

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Hungarian Rhapsody No.2, George Li

Pianist George Li gives a stunning performance of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Franz Liszt

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Katie Mullen
Billy Collins
Kathy Kasic
Taylor Fraser

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Sun Streaming

Sun Streaming is a poetic film about the otherworldly place of Tippet Rise, where large man-made sculptures reach up to the stars and where the music captures light from our own sun, sending it across the landscape, and back out into the universe.

Sculptures
Ensamble Studio: “Beartooth Portal” & “Inverted Portal”
Mark di Suvero: “Beethoven’s Quartet”
Stephen Talasnik: “Pioneer”
Alexander Calder: “Two Discs”

Film Director and Cinematographer
Kathy Kasic

Sound
Mickey Houlihan

Poetry
Peter Halstead

Music Composed and Performed by
Eunice Kim

Reverence, Mark di Suvero

A poetic film inspired by abstract expressionist Mark di Suvero’s sculpture, Beethoven’s Quartet, with music from the Dover String Quartet.

Sculpture
Mark di Suvero, Beethoven’s Quartet

Film Director and Cinematographer
Kathy Kasic

Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor Opus 132 – 3, 1825

Music Performed By
The Dover Quartet

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Fantasy in B Minor, Svetlana Smolina

Svetlana Smolina performs Fantasy in B minor at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Alexander Scriabin

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Billy Collins
Taylor Fraser
Kathy Kasic
Katie Mullen

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Pioneer, Stephen Talasnik

Pioneer is a large-scale wooden sculpture constructed at Tippet Rise Art Center by artist Stephen Talasnik. Informed by Space Architecture of the early 60’s, it was engineered by Arup and crafted by Gunnstock Timber Frames using yellow cedar from the northwestern United States. The piece is influenced by traditions of 20th century visionary architecture. This documentary examines the sculpture’s journey from inspiration to design ― problem solving, fabrication and installation. In dialogue with the natural setting of a geological “bowl,” the artist examines the influence of exploration on his creative process.

Sculpture
Stephen Talasnik, Pioneer

Film Director
Taylor Fraser

Cinematographers
Djuna Zupancic
Taylor Fraser
Kathy Kasic
Axel Bauman
Jake Hanson
Billy Collins
Katie Mullen
Monte Nickles
Erik Petersen
Drew Levin
Clara Cullen

Editor
Taylor Fraser

Music Composers
Pussy Riot
Victor Tsoi
Julien Brocal
John Luther Adams

Sound
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett

Sound Mixing
Mickey Houlihan
Matthew Polis
Joe Shephard

Gaspard de la nuit, Lucas Debargue

Pianist Lucas Debargue performs Maurice Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Maurice Ravel

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Kathy Kasic
Taylor Fraser
Katie Mullen

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Changing of the Leaves, Emily Helenbrook and Christopher O'Riley

Emily Helenbrook and Music Director Christopher O’Riley perform Changing of the Leaves at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Music
Anton Garcia-Abril: “Changing of the Leaves”

Film Director
Ramsey Fendall

Cinematographers
Ramsey Fendall
Katie Mullen
Billy Collins

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Daydream

About a violinist in a daydream, this lyrical-performative film was inspired by Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture, Daydreams.

Sculpture
Patrick Dougherty, Daydreams

Film Director and Cinematographer
Kathy Kasic

Composers
Eunice Kim and Julien Brocal

Performance By
Eunice Kim and Julien Brocal

Sound
Mickey Houlihan

Sonata No. 5, Yevgeny Sudbin

Yevgeny Sudbin performs Alexander Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5 in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Alexander Scriabin

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Billy Collins
Taylor Fraser
Kathy Kasic
Katie Mullen

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Jenny Chen

Pianist Jenny Chen discusses her approach to music and her experience at Tippet Rise Art Center.

Music Performance by: Jenny Chen, Igor Stravinsky: “Petrushka”

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Ramsey Fendall
Kathy Kasic
Billy Collins
Katie Mullen
Taylor Fraser

Editor
Katie Mullen

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Hallelujah Junction, Anne-Marie McDermott and Christopher O'Riley

Anne-Marie McDermott and Christopher O'Riley perform Hallelujah Junction at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
John Adams

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Kathy Kasic
Taylor Fraser
Katie Mullen

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Patrick Dougherty at Tippet Rise

Patrick Dougherty discusses his artistic approach and the process behind building his sculpture, Daydreams.

Film Director
Djuna Zupancic

Cinematographers
Djuna Zupancic
Taylor Fraser

Editor
Claude DeMoss

Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven, “Beethoven Quartet Op. 132 in A minor, 3rd movement”’

Music Performed by
Ariel String Quartet

Sound
Recording: Mickey Houlihan
Sound Mixing: Mathew Polis
Sound Mastering: Dominick Maita

The Gardener

The Gardener is a short documentary about the creative process of pianist and composer, Julien Brocal. Beginning with a discussion about his improvisational collaboration with Caroline Goulding in composing the piece, Reflections, it becomes an in-depth conversation about the artistic process.

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

All Music Composed By
Julien Brocal
Performed By:
Julien Brocal
Caroline Goulding

Cinematographers
Kathy Kasic
Billy Collins
Monte Nickles

Gaffer
Andrew Thies

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Reflections, Caroline Goulding and Julien Brocal

Julien Brocal and Caroline Goulding perform Reflections at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Julien Brocal: Reflections

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Kathy Kasic
Billy Collins

Editor
Kathy Kasic

Gaffer
Andrew Thies

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Carmen, George Li

George Li performs Carmen at Tippet Rise in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Bizet/Horowitz/Li: Carmen Fantasy

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Katie Mullen
Billy Collins
Kathy Kasic
Taylor Fraser

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14, Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley

Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 in the Olivier Music Barn.

Composer
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Film Director
Kathy Kasic

Cinematographers
Billy Collins
Taylor Fraser
Kathy Kasic
Katie Mullen

Editors
Claude DeMoss
Taylor Fraser

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Jake Pickett
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita