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Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics

"Essential Visual Music: Rare Classics" is a new program at The Billy Wilder Theatre, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Center for Visual Music (CVM) are pleased to present this dazzling program of rare classics from the CVM collection. Featuring a wide range of works from German pioneers to light show psychedelia, this evening highlights the ever-evolving technology and artistry of visual music and experimental animation with many prints newly preserved by CVM.

This new touring program curated by CVM includes little-seen films by Oskar and Hans Fischinger, Jules Engel, Charles Dockum, Mary Ellen Bute, John Stehura, David Lebrun, and Sixties Light Show films by Jud Yalkut/USCO and The Single Wing Turquoise Bird. Program will be presented by archivist/curator Cindy Keefer of CVM.

Free admission. UCLA Film & TV Archive website:

Full title list and film notes are at CVM's website at:

CVM is a nonprofit archive dedicated to visual music, experimental animation and abstract cinema.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Submission Deadline 
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:00pm
Los Angeles