Tickets will be available for purchase at the box office beginning at 6:30 PM.

For eight years musicians and composers working with Chicago’s Access Contemporary Music (ACM) have delighted audiences with new compositions accompanying an array of wonderful short films exemplifying the best in animation, comedy, drama and experimental cinema.  The films selected by ACM become fresh once more when remixed with new music played live by an innovative small ensemble including flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion and piano. A 2013 concert at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City was a huge success. Now AFS is pleased to present an evening of fascinating films and new music brought to us by ACM, Seth Boustead, and Francesco Milioto along with Austin musicians Elizabeth Lee, Francois Minaux, Peter Stopschinski, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Whittemore, and Adam Bedell.


Must Like Magic by Steve Stein, music improvised by Seth Boustead (piano)

Father and Daughter by Michael Dudok De Witt, music composed by Amos Gillespie

Heart of the World by Guy Maddin, music composed by Seth Boustead

The Cabinet of Jan Svankmeier by the Brothers Quay, music composed by Douglas Johnson

Copy Shop by Virgil Widrich, music composed by Eric Malmquist

The Big Shave by Martin Scorsese, music composed by Brian O'Hern

7 G.M. by Martin Pickles, music composed by Randall West

Mermaid by Tezuka Osama, music composed by Amy Wurtz

Chicago’s innovative Access Contemporary Music organization exists to update the popular image of classical music by fostering the creation and appreciation of new works by living composers and bringing them to new audiences through collaborations, innovative commissions and concerts in community venues. – ACM mission statement

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Friday, April 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
AFS at The Marchesa
(6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)

$12 General Admission 
$10 AFS MAKE & WATCH members plus students (with valid ID) 
$8 AFS LOVE members
Free to AFS Premiere members

Complimentary tickets will not be accepted at this special event. 


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