Saturday, April 9, 2016
I have just heard about the passing of Tony Conrad - filmmaker and musician/composer. I listen to his music on a regular basis, especially while I'm writing. I met him once at the Filmmaker's Anthology, and I can say that both of us were working in the same room at the same time. Separate projects yes, yet I was there in that room with him. As he was editing a film, he would often hum very loudly. 2016 has been a tragic year of major figures in my life, who are disappearing on this planet.
You can hear one of his many masterpieces here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGMnDcwoXns