MoMA: Bill Morrison: Compositions


MoMA: Bill Morrison: Compositions
October 14 - November 21, 2014

Bill Morrison: Compositions is a comprehensive view of the filmmaker's work at mid-career, with a full retrospective of more than two dozen shorts and feature films, along with three live film/musical performances, including Spark of Being (2010), a retelling of the Frankenstein story, with a live performance by composer Dave Douglas & Keystone; cellist Maya Beiser performing a suite to accompany a program of Morrison's short films, including All Vows (2013); and a closing-night presentation of Morrison's epic retelling of the Mississippi River flood of 1927 in the feature-length film The Great Flood (2013), with a searing original score composed by BIll Frisell, featuring musicians Frisell, Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen.

Bill Morrison: Compositions full schedule

TUE 14 October

8:00 Dave Douglas & Keystone 

Perform Live with Spark of Being 

2010. Music by Dave Douglas. 68 min. T1


FRI 17 October

4:00 Video: 1996–2012 Program 67 min. T2 

7:00 16mm: 1990–1996 Program 66 min. T2


SAT 18 October

4:00 35mm: 2000–2005 Program 67 min. T2 

7:30 Nitrate: 2012–2014 Program 75 min. T2


SUN 19 October

2:00 Dystopia: 2004–2008 Program 86 min. T2

5:00 16mm: 1990–1996 Program 66 min. T2


MON 20 October

7:00 Modern Mondays: An Evening with Bill Morrison 

Program approx. 90 min. T2


TUE 21 October

7:00 Video: 1996–2012 Program 67 min. T2


THU 23 October

8:00 Cellist Maya Beiser Performs Live 

with All Vows, Just Ancient Loops, and Light Is Calling

Program 43 min. T1


FRI 24 October

4:00 Nitrate: 2012–2014 Program 75 min. T2


SUN 26 October

2:30 The Great Flood 2013. 78 min. T1


TUE 28 October

4:30 Spark of Being 2010. 68 min. T1

7:00 Dystopia: 2004–2008 Program 86 min. T2


WED 29 October

4:30 Decasia 2002. 67 min. T1


SUN 2 November

7:30 35mm: 2000–2005 Program 67 min. T2


SAT 8 November

4:30 Hymns Program 101 min. T2

8:00 Decasia 2002. 67 min. T1


SUN 16 November

2:30 Hymns Program 101 min. T1


FRI 21 November

8:00 Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen Perform Live with The Great Flood

2013. Music by Bill Frisell. 78 min. T1


"The Great Flood" NOW PLAYING!


Icarus Films presents
The Great Flood 
(78', 2013)

Film by Bill Morrison
Music by Bill Frisell
Produced by Phyllis Oyama

November 7
Fairhope Film Festival
Daphne, AL

November 9
Glimmerglass Film Days
Cooperstown, NY

November 21
LIVE with Bill Frisell, Ron Miles,
Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen
The Museum of Modern Art
New York, NY

February 27
LIVE with Bill Frisell, Ron Miles,
Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen
The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC

FILM SCREENING: "Beyond Zero: 1914-1918"


"Beyond Zero: 1914-1918"
(40', 2014)
Film by Bill Morrison
Music by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Recorded by Kronos Quartet

Copenhagen, DK
November 6 & 12, 2014


LIVE PERFORMANCE: Beyond Zero: 1914-1918 - The Kronos Quartet ON TOUR!


Beyond Zero: 1914-1918(39', 2014)
Performed by the Kronos Quartet
Music composed by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Film by Bill Morrison

"One of the most strangely powerful shows of this year’s International Festival." - Edinburgh News, 8/21/14

Video from TheGuardian.com of the Kronos Quartet rehearsing "Beyond Zero: 1914-1918"


11-6-14, Belgrade, Serbia
Dunav Fest
Sava Center

11-7-14, Novi Sad, Serbia
Muzicka omladina Novog Sada
Serbian National Theatre

2-7-15, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Iowa
Hancher Auditorium

2-10-15, Hanover, New Hampshire
Hopkins Center for the Art
Spaulding Auditorium

2-12-15, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Carolina Performing Arts
Memorial Hall

2-21-15, Irvine, California
Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Irvine Barclay Theatre

3-5-15, Blacksburg, Virginia
Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech
Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Street and Davis Performance Hall

3-7-15, New York, New York
Carnegie Hall
Zankel Hall

3-10-15, Urbana, Illinois
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts,
Tryon Festival Theatre

3-19-15, Richmond, Kentucky
EKU Center for the Arts

4-18-15, Nantes, France
Lieu Unique

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