- Ken Brown
Ken Brown describes himself as “a survivor of the psychedelic wars of the 1960.” Between 1967 and 1969, he shot super 8 films to be projected with the light show at Boston’s premiere rock club, The Boston Tea Party. The resulting films, cobbled together to make the current Psychedelic Cinema, stand today as an amazing window on another time. Swirling colors and lights, clip art animations, girls in flowing skirts, candles, flowers, and more than a few references to drugs, meld together in a complex montage of images that transport the viewer to another time and place. Brown’s films were projected over the great bands of the 60’s—Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, Frank Zappa, Sly and the Family Stone, Neil Young, The Who, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead. The new incarnation of Psychedelic Cinema will be accompanied by a new band, made up of “survivors of the silent film wars.” Ken Winokur (Alloy Orchestra) and Beth Custer (Clubfoot Orchestra) will meld their signature junk percussion, melodic clarinets and keyboards, and recorded samples of music, speeches and audio artifacts from the 60s. They will be joined by Jonathan LaMaster (Cul de Sac), another silent film veteran. Cosponsored with the CCA.