A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer
Hear Quindar, featuring art historian James Merle Thomas and Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen, meld their electronic beats with Tyler’s fusion of rock and lo-fi guitar and Hallett’s eclectic compositions. Working together as The Trimbin Band, they have been working with the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive at the USC School of Cinematic Arts to review, curate and score the lost films of Fred Engelberg (1929-2012), a Los Angeles based filmmaker, folk musician, poet and visionary whose projects have been lost to time. The Trimbin Band presents the first public screening of excerpts of Engelberg’s films, along with live musical accompaniment.
Engelberg's folk records, experimental films and feature-length documentaries featured Los Angeles visual artists, 1960s counterculture, religious cults and fringe activist groups — all reflecting the political and cultural complexities of the postwar American experience. This culminated with the production of "Hearts and Minds," the academy award-winning 1974 documentary about the Vietnam War. Engelberg’s many unreleased short and documentary films are now being restored and seen for the first time in nearly 40 years.