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produced by: Ian Winters (SF) (film), Evelyn Ficarra (UK/SF) (music)

Created collaboratively for film, prepared piano and harpsichord, Bay area filmmaker Ian Winters and composer Evelyn Ficarra (UK/US) present Rendition. Commissioned by keynote+ it debuted at London’s 2006 Cutting Edge Festival for live prepared piano and harpsichord, and then was part of the following year’s UK cutting edge tour. Rendition is an animated window into a fractured world of two precariously balanced musical ecosystems, engaged in a struggle over resources and intelligence, where “all the things of the past rearrange themselves, line up in rows, and whatever is present is utterly and urgently present.” (Rilke) the film version has shown in san francisco, oakland, los angeles and several European venues. Rendition was originally commissioned by Jane Chapman and Kate Ryder for their Keynote+ ensemble.

performances and screenings: 2011 Connect Festival, Malmo Sweden (performed live by Keynote +); 2008 LA Freewaves “Hollywould” Festival; 2006 BMIC Cutting Edge Festival, London (premiere); 2007 BMIC Cutting Edge tour (UK); 2007 Herbst Hall (Zellerbach Lunchtime series), UC Berkeley; Center for New Music and Audio Technology, Berkeley; Parkway Theater, El Cerrito; Oxford University, UK; Corsham Music festival, Corsham UK; OPEN cinema festival, St. Petersburg; St. Petersburg European University; 2007 MilkBar Film Festival, CounterPULSE, San Francisco with pianist Myra Melford.

about the collaborator(s)

Evelyn Ficarra  studied with Jonathan Harvey and has written music for dance, theatre, film, radio and the concert hall. Her solo CD ‘Frantic Mid-Atlantic’ is available on the Sargasso label and Submarine Revisted is available on the Critical Notice label. She currently teaches film sound analysis at University of California, Berkeley.

Ian Winters is a San Francisco Bay Area based photographer, video-maker and performer. His recent work focuses on the intersections of photography, video and performance, often as collaborations and site-specific works with musicians, composers and choreographers. He trained in photography, film and performance at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston and Tufts University.