"House of Usher" in production now!
A timeless re-telling of the Edgar Allen Poe story, “The Fall of the House of Usher” combines the classic 1928 film by Jean Epstein with modern opera, film-noir, and improvisation by musicians Anna Coogan and Tzar. Explores the place where film, theater, music, and storytelling collide. The neo-operatic score was originally written and performed for the Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival in 2015, and returns to the Cherry in 2018 in a new and exciting form. Directed by Samuel Buggeln.Tickets available here for the March 30-31 performances:
Home safe after a three week tour of film scores, solo sets, and joining Johnny Dowd as a guest guitar player in some of the most beautiful venues in Europe. You can read a few reviews from the tour HERE and HERE.
In other news, LCOST has made several year end lists, including top 10 in No Depression Through the the Lens, Here Comes the Flood, The Ithaca Journal, which listed it as one of the top 5 records of the year, and Monolith Cocktail. Thanks to everyone for the deep support of this release. Onward.
Daytrotter Session: 9/11/17
Anna and Willie's Daytrotter session, recorded on September 11. 2017 in Davenport, Iowa, is now available at the Paste Magazine site. Art by Johnnie Cluney and sound by Ian Harris. Check it out below. It was a long and beautiful drive to Iowa from Ithaca and back again.
Blood of a Poet tour
I'll be leaving in a few weeks for my first ever film score tour, performing an original guitar score to the brilliant 1932 Cocteau masterpiece "The Blood of a Poet" across the UK. You can see clips from the score debut at the Ithaca Fantastik Film Festival HERE and HERE.