“A hell of a trumpeter who happens to also be a hell of an all-around musician.”—JazzTimes
“Over the past fifteen years, Bill Morrison has created a remarkable series of found-footage films that highlight the ravages of time and decay on the filmed image.” —Senses of Cinema
Two master innovators—jazz trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas and experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison—create Spark of Being, a monumental new work featuring Douglas’ band Keystone. This Grammy-nominated sextet combines electric jazz with turntables to accompany the archival film remnants Morrison assembles into a retelling of the Frankenstein myth. “Morrison works with discarded celluloid rather than old bones and dissecting room castoffs, but he’s long felt a creative kinship with Dr. Victor Frankenstein” (Mercury News). Douglas is “arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter/composer of his generation” (Amazon), who has been a member of such celebrated ensembles as John Zorn’s Masada and has collaborated with the Trisha Brown Dance Company.