Special Location: SFU Woodward’s, Cinema 149 W Hastings St.
Electro-pythagoras is a portrait of computer music pioneer and Western Front co-founder Martin Bartlett. Created largely from unseen archival material (correspondence, his notebooks, still photos, music, film and video) as well as new 16mm film notes shot in Vancouver, Burnaby, Victoria and Amsterdam, the film addresses Bartlett’s life, work and the cultural milieu that he came out of. Featuring a crafted consideration of Bartlett’s musical interests (minimalism and world music, early computer music languages, and microtuning) the work is conceived of as a meta-documentary that reclaims certain elements of the life of this figure, whose contribution has become largely unknown since his early passing from AIDS in the early 1990s.
A co-presentation with Simon Fraser University Galleries.