Duke Performances: Film: The Great Flood

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( Sat., Nov. 5, 2011 )

Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


The Great Flood, film by Bill Morrison, music by Bill Frisell withTony Scherr, Kenny Wolleson, & Ron Miles


Rock, country, jazz, blues, experimental music and collaborations with everyone from Pat Metheny to Brian Eno: over the last three decades, guitar genius Bill Frisell has done it all. This new partnership with experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia) is based on the Mississippi River flood of 1927, which sparked the "Great Migration" of blues musicians from the rural South to the urban North. Haunting archival footage edited by Morrison looms large behind the musicians as they perform 75 minutes of prismatic roots music. The Great Flood is an enchanting meditation led by one of America's most technically subtle, quietly dazzling musicians.


$34, $26, Duke students $5.

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  • Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM