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Smith/Belson films with live music by Garth Hudson & High Water at BSP

Smith/Belson films with live music by Garth Hudson & High Water at BSP

Sunday, Oct. 28: Smith 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.

Luthiers Showcase returns to Bearsville

Luthiers Showcase returns to Bearsville

The Tenth Annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will return to the Bearsville Theater complex and other venues around the town over the weekend of October 26-28, bringing an almost magical communion with wood and wires to the region that breathes music and reveres the finest instruments.