Well, here is an interesting one. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and local dignitary Garth Hudson teams with the composer and multi-instrumentalist known as High Water (and also as Will Epstein) to perform live soundtracks to the experimental films of Harry Smith and Jordan Belson at BSP in Kingston on Sunday, October 28. Smith (best-known as the folk music anthologizer) and Belson were legendary experimental filmmakers who met in Berkeley in the late 1940s, and together developed remarkable independent bodies of work in film, painting and recorded sound. Influenced by hermeticism, alchemy and the occult, they were both devotees of Kandinsky’s principles of Non-Objective painting and carried these interests into films. Both were pioneering figures in the development of light shows and psychedelic art.
Also on the bill are Hudson’s wife, Sister Maud Hudson, singing selections from Harry Smith’s Folkways anthology and special guest Peter Silberman from the Antlers. Admission costs $25.
Garth Hudson & High Water perform live soundtracks to the experimental films of Harry Smith and Jordan Belson, Sunday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., BSP, 323 Wall St., Kingston, www.bspkingston.com