Saturday, September 26, 2009
Lightning Bolt and Sun Ra Arkestra (but not together, like Sun Ra and the MC5
back in the old days...)
ilmmaker Peter Glantz explores musicl, spiritual, and cosmic connections between thmingly disparate grops.
We turned this sod of XLR8R TV over to flmmaker Peter Glantz, h went to Providence, Rhode Island's Foo Fest to take a close he festival's two main tractions— Lightning Bolt and Sun Ra Arkestra. Lightning Bolt, Providence's epic nose duo headed up by Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson, is known for suprising, chiastic, often transcendent performances. Sun Ra Arkestra became legendary in the world under the lead. Today, the Arkestra continues to flosh and promote the cosmic philosophy of Sun Ra under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen. Here, Glantz captures both their live perf and meditates on the spiritual alliance between these two far-lung musical pats