Shoko Nagai::Elliot Sharp::BAM film premiere!


Hi Folks,

Tomorrow night, Wednesday, at 9.30 pm,  is the NY premiere of These Birds Walk at  BAMcinématek series.  Last year, filmmakers Omar Mullick & Bassam Tariq asked me to score this extraordinary film which moved me in ways I didn’t anticipate. After a critically acclaimed debut at SXSW, I now get to share it with you. Omar and Bassam will do a Q&A after the screening.  You won’t want to miss it!  I’ve included a summary below, but to really get an idea by seeing the trailer and buying tickets, please do click here.

“Pushing cinema vérité to its raw emotional limits, this hard-bitten portrait of Karachi’s underclass is also an ode to the beauty and anguish of childhood that has earned it comparisons to François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows. For their extraordinary debut feature, Mullick and Tariq traveled to Pakistan to raise awareness about the work of aging humanitarian Abdul Satar Edhi, the man behind the nation’s largest philanthropic organization. Immersing themselves in the lives of the countless runaways crowding Edhi’s orphanages, they emerged with this heartbreaking chronicle of poverty and street life seen through the eyes of the young and vulnerable, with a lyricism that honors the resilience of its subjects.”




These Birds Walk is sandwiched right between TWO nights of collaborations with the fantastic Shoko Nagai & Dog TAken’ SHadows.  It is such a pleasure to make music with this band, and tonight, Tuesday, at IBEAM, my legendary colleague, Elliot Sharp will be joining us as well. 

Tues 6/25 @ 10pm
168 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
and the facebook event is here.

Todd Reynolds (violin/ electronics)
Elliot Sharp (Guitar/ effects)
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)
Shoko Nagai (moog/ piano/ compositions)

Thurs 6/27 @ 8pm
121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Fl., NY, NY

Todd Reynolds (violin/ electronics)
Jonathan Goldberger (guitar/effects)
Pascal Niggenkemper (bass)
Shoko Nagai (moog, piano, compositions)

Shoko on Dog TAken’ SHadows:
“When I was dog-sitting several of my friend’s dogs, I was struck by the beauty of their individual characters.  Each one had very specific spirit and emotions in which I had to respect in order to communicate with them.  In turn, they gave me an inspiration to write these new compositions.”

Hope to see you soon!





One response to “Shoko Nagai::Elliot Sharp::BAM film premiere!

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