Running at the historic Children’s Arts Carnival, this exhibit taking place at this historic festival sets the record straight on an important component of Visual Afrofuturist history; The Art of Tim Fielder. So much work has gone into making this historic Festival one for the history books. No powder will be left dry, no stone left unturned. More Info to Come!
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond
SCHOMBURG BLACK COMIC BOOK FESTIVAL Friday, January 14 12:00 PM EST
Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond
“Afrofuturism: The Past, Present, and Beyond” examines the extraordinary history of Afrofuturism in the arts, scholarship, and activism. The discussion features Ytasha Womack, John Jennings, and Reynaldo Anderson, and will be moderated by Dr. Julian Chambliss.Guests: John Jennings, Tim Fielder, Ytasha Womack, Reynaldo Anderson, Julian Chambliss Moderator: Julian Chambliss
Greetings Dieselfunkateers! When I’m doing my work, I oftentimes will have a soundtrack handy in Apple Music or on Youtube. However, I only listen to music that serves as a soundtrack for what I’m working on. Matty’s Rocket is a period drama set in the early to mid part of the retro-20th Century. So it helps tremendously to be in the zone. Music helps me do that. My go to is mostly the great John Barry. However, sometimes older music meant for different purposes serves a film better than the original score. The most famous example being the use of classical music for Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’.
ENTER: Jerry Goldsmith. His ‘ALIEN’ soundtrack is one of the more sinister and elegant musical movements in film history. But of course my prior example applies for that film. The final song used in the first Alien movie was a romantic composition Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”: I. Adagio. It somehow does a brilliant job of signaling Ripley’s escape from the Xenomorph. Yet and still, it also showed a reference for the loss of life of the other crew members as well as the utter loneliness, melancholy, and ADVENTURE, inherent in Great Drama.