Silver Ochre's Public Domain/Open Source
From April to November 2017, Silver Ochre will again travel throughout the 48 continental states creating their 2nd feature length movie about America in the early 21st century. The duo is looking forward to putting to use everything they learned last year during their 8-month journey throughout the country and the process of making Who Are U.S.
ACVilla will be gathering footage of people in places and situations that express the bounty and importance of our publicly owned and utilized land and programs as well as the cultural characters they embody. To accompany the final feature length movie, Thollem will arrange historical American songs from the Library Of Congress for modern ensembles and sensibilities, sonically connecting the eras of the past with the experiences of today.
Silver Ochre will be traveling through the continental US from April 4th to November 19th and is now inviting all those financially able to participate in this not-for-profit endeavor. Your patronage of the arts is greatly appreciated!
Silver Ochre is pleased to announce that
is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas,
a non-profit arts service organization.
The other key element of this project, Public Domain, is to provide a reference point for objective reality. Context is increasingly being stripped from our national dialogue, whether it be historical events leading up to today's events, fake news or post-truth. We, as a nation, are losing our sense of a shared reality, objectivity that allows us to at least agree on what the problems are, if not the actual answers.
Silver Ochre has been offered a residency at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn in September to record, edit and mix the entire soundtrack and finalize the first two-thirds of the movie. Thollem will have the opportunity to invite many great musicians to the Pioneer Works recording studio to create what will undoubtedly be an incredible soundtrack.
Thollem is a serial collaborator, in the last 12 years alone having facilitated over 50 albums with a wide variety of international musicians across the stylistic spectrum. His arrangements and structured sonic experiences always begin with consideration of the personality and musical experiences of the individual musicians. This soundtrack will express these old songs through as wide variety as possible, incorporating all the new sonic technologies and approaches of the 20th/21st century as well as the cross cultural possibilities that our present day allows!
Thollem has much history in NY, releasing numerous albums on both ESP-disk and Relative Pitch (including another album on each label this coming spring). He has recorded and performed with many NY musicians including William Parker, Nels Cline, Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, Greg Saunier, Brian Chase, Laura Ortman, Michael Wimberly, Ava Mendoza, James Ilgenfritz, Lukas Ligeti, Ravish Momin, Federico Ughi, Nate Wooley, Michael Evans, C. Spencer Yeh, Eric Hubel, Andrew Dewar, William Hooker, Jessica Lurie, Tom Carter, Andrew Drury, Jeff Lederer and Fay Victor. Thollem will call musicians such as these and many more, from diverse musical backgrounds offering diverse possibilities.
Silver Ochre plans to donate the final feature length movie to the
Moving Image Archive so that it too will become a publicly owned entity
and free for anyone to view into the future!
Silver Ochre is pleased to announce that Public Domain is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Public Domain must be made payable to "Fractured Atlas" and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.