05-07/03/2004 What About Me-The Rise of The Nihilist Spasm Band

The screening of The Nihilist Spasm Band's documentary film. The talk by John Boyle is scheduled on the 7th.

Friday, 5th March 2004, Program A 19.00 / Program B 20:00
Saturday, 6th March 2004, Program A 17:15* / Program B 16:30*
Sunday, 7th March 2004, Program A 15:00 / Program B 17:00 /Talk 18:00

Admission: 1200yen (both programs incl.talk)

What about me -The rise of The Nihilist Spasm Band is the documentary film shot for 2 years time by the director Zev Asher, who himself is also musician, which is included No Music festival in Canada, American tour on New York Times, Japan tour, and the early document of late Greg Curnoe. There is the scene that Thurston Moore or JOJO Hiroshige (Hijyo kaidan) talking about what is inspired is not to miss. This film got a high reputation at Toronto International Film Festival.
Also, this is the first screening with John B Boyle’s shorts “Brucelosis” and “Number 16” in Kansai area following the screening at Uplink Factory in Tokyo. Don't miss John B Boyle’s exhibition at Fukugan Gallery and a concert at Bridge.

The Nihilist Spasm Band
The improvisation band is formed in 1965 in London Ontario, Canada. Since 1966 to present, they are playing every Monday at Forest City Gallery. Their own designed instruments and sonorous vocals spin with the very unique and even provocative music. http://www3.sympatico.ca/pratten/NSB

The members are: (alphabetical order) John B Boyle, John Clement, Greg Curnow(deceased), Bill Exley, Murray Favro, Hugh McIntyre, Archie Leitch (permanently retired)

Direction: Fukugan Gallery
Co-operation: remo/ Canada Council for the Arts

REMO DESK March 5, 2004