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BILL FRISELL takes on Morrison and Keaton The Mesmerists (featuring Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen)

August 2018

The Mesmerists - A collaboration between Bill Frisell, his trio, and film maker Bill Morrison.

Bill Frisell (guitar, composition)
Bill Morrison (film)
Tony Scherr (bass)
Kenny Wollesen (drums)

The Mesmerists combine the music of Bill Frisell with the films of Bill Morrison to create musical alchemy ‪distilled through shards of forgotten nitrate.


Noun
mesmerist (plural mesmerists)
1 one who mesmerizes
mes·mer·ize
ˈmezməˌrīz/
verb
1 hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them.\"she was mesmerized by the blue eyes that stared so intently into her own\"

◦ archaic
hypnotize (someone).
◦ synonyms: ◦ enthrall, hold spellbound, entrance, dazzle, bedazzle, bewitch, charm, captivate, enchant, fascinate, transfix, grip, hypnotize\"the dancers mesmerized us\" 

Bill Morrison:
The award-winning films of Bill Morrison often combine rare, degraded archival material with contemporary music. The Great Flood, a collaboraton with Bill Frisell, was honored with a Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for historical scholarship. In addition to Frisell, Morrison has worked with the some of the most celebrated composers and musicians of our time, including John Adams, Gavin Bryars, Dave Douglas, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Kronos Quartet, Vijay Iyer,
Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Steve Reich and Julia Wolfe, among many others.

Line Up

Bill Frisell, electric guitar
Tony Scherr, bass
Kenny Wollesen, drums
Claudia Engelhart, soundengineer

Tourdates

17.08.2018 HAMBURG/Germany Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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