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Films

Three Sisters: Ahn Trio

Together as the Ahn Trio, sisters Lucia, Angella, and Maria perform the hauntingly beautiful Yuryung by Pat Metheny.

Beau Soir

“Beau Soir”
Music by: Claude Debussy
Violin: Caroline Goulding
Piano: Julien Brocal
Tippet Rise Art Center

Film Director: Greg Anderson
Cinematographers: Greg Anderson and Carl Berdahl
Production Coordinator: Emily Rund
Video Editor: Greg Anderson
Colorist: Greg Anderson
Audio Producer: Monte Nickles
Audio Engineers: Monte Nickles, Jim Ruberto, Phillip Tock
Audio Mix and Mastering: Monte Nickles
Audio Noise Reduction: Jim Ruberto
Inspiration and Support: Cathy and Peter Halstead

White Out Beethoven's Quartet

Filmmaker Djuna Zupancic captured Mark di Suvero’s sculpture, Beethoven’s Quartet, on film during a snowstorm at Tippet Rise.

Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 2 — Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

“Intermezzo in B-Flat minor, Opus 117, Number 2”
Music by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Anne-Marie McDermott
Tippet Rise Art Center, the Domo sculpture by Ensamble Studio

Film Directors: Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Production Coordinator: Emily Rund
Cinematographers: Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Production Assistants: Zack Patten and Emily Rund
Audio Producer: Monte Nickles
Audio Engineers: Monte Nickles, Jim Ruberto
Audio Mic and Mastering: Monte Nickles
Audio Noise Reduction: Jim Ruberto
Video Editor: Greg Anderson
Colorist: Greg Anderson

Caroline Goulding plays Red Violin Caprices at Calder's Two Discs

Violinist Caroline Goulding performs Corigliano’s “Red Violin Caprices” in the glow of a summer sunset, silhouetted by Alexander Calder’s sculpture “Two Discs.”

Music composed by John Corigliano: Red Violin Caprices
Tippet Rise Art Center, July 15, 2017

Film Director: Kathy Kasic
Cinematographers: Sarah Lanier, Emily Rund
Editor: Kathy Kasic
Assistant Editor: Evangeline Koonce
Music Consultant: Devanney Haruta
Sound Recording: Monica Bolles, Mickey Houlihan, Monte Nickles
Sound Editor: Joe Shepard
Sound Mastering: Monte Nickles
Sculpture: Alexander Calder, “The Stainless Stealer,” 1966. A 15-foot mobile on gracious loan to Tippet Rise from The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

What a Wonderful World

Music by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Arranged and performed by Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Tippet Rise Art Center, the Beartooth Portal sculpture by Ensamble Studio

Film Directors: Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Cinematographer: Emily Rund
Production Coordinator: Emily Rund
Video Editor: Greg Anderson
Colorist: Greg Anderson
Audio Sound Recording: SWR Studio Kaiserslautern
Audio Director: Ralf Kolbinger
Sound Engineer: Rainer Neumann
Bird Audio: Monte Nickles

Through the Mirrors

“Through the Mirrors” is a poetic and musical evocation of the inevitability of time, inspired by W.H. Auden’s poem “As I Walked Out One Evening.” Snapshots from a woman’s life – from youth to old age – and from natural landscapes are framed and reflected in slowly spinning mirrors. At the center of it all, a solo pianist (Julien Brocal) plays music by Ravel and Mompou that, with the ebb and flow of its rubato, provides a musical narration to the woman’s story. Slow motion shots, superimposed images, and mirrored projections explore the raw beauty and unceasing flow of time and memory.

A Tippet Rise Art Center Production

Director and Cinematographer: Kathy Kasic
Producer: Mickey Houlihan
Cast: Susan Heyneman, Lindsey Hinmon, Pete Hinmon
Music performed by: Julien Brocal
Music: Maurice Ravel, “Miroirs: La vallée des cloches” (1905); Federico Mompou, “Paisajes: La Fuente y la campana” (1942)
Piano Tuner: Mike Toia
Additional Cinematography: Colleen Harvey, Sarah Lanier
Sculpture: Ensamble Studio, “The Domo” (2016)
Set Design: Joe Shepard
Prop Master: Sarah Lanier
Editor: Kathy Kasic
Titles and Credits: Emily Rund
Sound Recording: Monte Nickles
Sound Mixing: Richard King, Monte Nickles
Sound Editor: Joe Shepard
Gaffer: Andrew Thie
Grip: Bob Bryan
Projection Assistant: Devanney Haruta
Inspiration and Support: Cathy & Peter Halstead

The Gardener

Composer and pianist Julien Brocal shares an introspective and hopeful perspective on nature, art, and human connection. In collaboration with violinist Caroline Goulding, the two bring his philosophy to life through music.

A Tippet Rise Art Center Production

Director and Cinematographer: Kathy Kasic
Sound: Mickey Houlihan
Musicians: Julien Brocal, Caroline Goulding
Music Composer and Performer: Julien Brocal, “Reflections,” “Daydreaming”
Additional Cinematographers: Billy Collins, Monte Nickles
Gaffer: Andrew Thie
Audio Editing: Joe Shepard
Music Mastering: Dominick Maita
Additional Music Editing and Recording: Monte Nickles
Camera and Edit Assistant: Billy Collins
Sculpture: Alexander Calder, “The Stainless Stealer,” 1966. A 15-foot mobile on gracious loan to Tippet Rise from The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.
Inspiration and Support: Cathy and Peter Halstead

Matt Haimovitz at Daydreams

Inside of Patrick Dougherty’s sculpture, Daydreams, Matt Haimovitz muses on Bach, his love of the cello, and the magic of music.

Director: Kathy Kasic
Producer: Mickey Houlihan
Music: Cello Suite No. 5, prelude by J.S. Bach
Performer: Matt Haimovitz
Cinematographer: Kathy Kasic
Assistant Cinematographers: Billy Collins, Sarah Lanier, and Emily Rund
Editor: Kathy Kasic
Titles and Credits: Emily Rund
Interview Sound Recording: Mickey Houlihan
Sound Mixing and Mastering: Monte Nickles

Notturno: Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert: Notturno in E-flat Major, Op. 148
Performed by Sasha Kazovsky (violin), Amit Even-Tov (cello), Jeffrey Kahane (piano)
Tippet Rise Art Center, the Domo, August 12, 2017

This extraordinary pastoral by Franz Schubert takes one astonishing melody and repeats it in various ways which increase its revelations, similar to the Claude Lelouch film, Viva la Vie, where every time you think you understand the film, it starts again at a higher level.
For Schubert the indolent gaslamp Hapsburg night repeated itself endlessly, the same summer evening in different voices. Classical music is just that: a pinwheel that is never the same, no matter how many times it spins; a “magic record” which tells different stories every time you put the needle down in the same place. An Aurora Borealis whose ions are constantly reinvented by the solar wind, magnetized plasma incited into sheets, curtains, waves, cascades, and rays by the solar storms we call sunspots. We are the observers whose presence changes the world, as if the night sky performs for us.

We hope everyone who comes to Tippet Rise will find that, like the magic record or the Northern Lights, the skies, the notes, are always the same, just in deepening and heightening magnetic shades.

Film Director: Kathy Kasic
Film Producer: Mickey Houlihan
Cinematographer: Dawson Dunning
Sound Recording: Monica Bolles, Monte Nickles
Piano Tuner: Mike Toia
Sound Editor: Joe Shepard
Sound Mixing and Mastering: Monte Nickles
Camera Assistants: Emily Rund and Sarah Lanier
Editor: Kathy Kasic
Edit Assistant: Emily Rund
Music Consultant: Devanney Haruta

Solstice

This film, named “Solstice,” was produced by Ensamble Studio, the architects behind three sculptural structures cast from the land at Tippet Rise, and dedicated to our founders, Peter and Cathy Halstead.

Up Above with the Ariel String Quartet: playing Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, mvt. 1

In the glow of the Montana sunset, the Ariel String Quartet plays Brahms in a different spot atop the Domo!

Johannes Brahms: String Quartet in A minor, op. 51, No. 2, mvt. 1. Allegro non troppo
Performed by the Ariel String Quartet
Tippet Rise Art Center, the Domo, August 11, 2017

The Grand Puppeteer: Mickey Houlihan
Director: Kathy Kasic
Cinematographers: Kathy Kasic, Sarah Lanier
Editors: Kelly Carpenter, Claude DeMoss, Kathy Kasic, Emily Rund
Assistant Editors: Emily Rund, Evangeline Koonce
Music Consultant: Devanney Haruta
Sound Recording: Monte Nickles, Monica Bolles
Sound Editor: 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

The Stainless Stealer Steals the Universe

With poetic motion and elegance, this film explores the delicate balances and harmonies among music, sculpture, and the cosmos.

Sculpture: Alexander Calder, The Stainless Stealer (1966). On gracious loan to Tippet Rise Art Center from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Music composed and performed by Julien Brocal

Film Director/Cinematographer: Kathy Kasic
Sound Recording: Mickey Houlihan, Monte Nickles, Joe Shepard
Piano Tuner: Mike Toia
Sound Mastering: Dominick Maita
Poetry: Peter Halstead
Archival Footage: NASA

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

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

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

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

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