Thomas Dolby (Late Show)

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Time Capsule Tour 2012

Thomas Dolby (Late Show)

Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher

Fri, April 13, 2012

10:00 pm

Red Devil Lounge

30

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

General admission only.

Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby, the multi-Grammy™ nominated artist and producer, takes his new live show — part film, part concert, part transmedia event — on the road this fall. Each show will be a unique event that cannot be replicated outside of Dolby’s theater performance.

In a 20-date tour of historic arthouse cinemas and independent film festivals, Dolby will perform a live narration and musical score in front of a projected film image, accompanied by Foley artist/musician/sound designer Blake Leyh. Between them they will bring to U.S. audiences an innovative hybrid of documentary and art installation, as they manipulate sound, music and lighting to dramatic effect.

The Invisible Lighthouse is a new film that Thomas shot and edited entirely himself, detailing the closure of a beautiful lighthouse on the tip of a mysterious ex-military island off the East Coast of England. Thomas has known the evocative flash of this lighthouse since he was a child. Moved to pick up a film camera and document its imminent closure, he received little co-operation from the authorities. So he risked a clandestine dawn raid on the island in an RIB (rigid inflatable boat), and captured the eerie atmosphere of the island and the final flash of its iconic landmark using a remote controlled drone and a selection of high-tech spy cameras.

Dolby’s film is attracting attention in high places. J.J. Abrams (director of Star Trek Into Darkness and the forthcoming Star Wars feature film) described it as “touching, evocative, and beautiful.” Meanwhile XM Sirius Radio’s Richard Blade simply said the show was “breathtaking.”

The Invisible Lighthouse has already received acclaim at U.S. film festivals including the Los Angeles DIY Film Festival, where it won the awards for Best Documentary and Best Director, L.A.’s Hollyshorts, the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience, the Columbia Gorge Film Festival, and JamFest in New Orleans, where it won for Best Documentary Short. The U.S. tour this fall will kick off with a special evening at the Mill Valley Film Festival on October 10th, at which Dolby will conduct interviews and musical jams with several special guests before staging a full live performance of his film.

Also on the road will be The Time Capsule, an intriguing 1930s teardrop trailer bristling with high-tech equipment. VIP guests will be invited to step into the trailer and ask Thomas a question in person. The best conversations will be instantly uploaded to Dolby’s YouTube channel.
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher
Aaron Jonah Lewis and Ben Belcher
Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Venue Information:
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk St
San Francisco, CA, 94109
http://www.reddevillounge.com/