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Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project Features Beck & Elvis Costello!

* Wednesday, April 25 Thursday, April 26, 2001. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

An all-star lineup of musicians presents a cutting-edge celebration of Harry Smith's work, including his experimental films, the groundbreaking "Anthology of American Folk Music" and other recordings. Featuring Beck, Elvis Costello, Marianne Faithfull, Percy Heath, Van Dyke Parks, Bob Neuwirth, Richard Thompson, David Thomas, Todd Rundgren, T. Bone Burnett, the Folksmen, Smokey Hormel, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Best known to cinephiles for his experimental films incorporating ingenious original techniques of collage animation and painting directly onto film, Smith also distinguished himself as a painter, well-known musicologist, anthropologist, linguist and magician. The event will be at UCLA's Royce Hall. For tickets or more information contact Hal Willner's Harry Smith Project at: Tel.: (310) 825-2101; or Web:

Want to learn more out the cutting-edge art of Harry Smith? Then read the following Animation World Magazine articles.

American Magus - Harry Smith - A Modern Alchemist (English version)

American Magus - Harry Smith - Alchimista d'Avanguardia (Italian version)

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten: Unearthing the Harry Smith Archives

The Flesh Made Word: Harry Smith Speaks

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