Lo-Fi Sessions: Magnolia Summer, Ludo, Fred Friction
Bill Streeter has quietly started doing some pretty awe-inspiring work with local musicians over at Lo-Fi Sessions. The premise is simple: He films performances with one-camera, no editing and live sound at the colorful crevices of the City Museum.
The evocative, rich performances remind me of the work Vincent Moon's been doing with his "Take Away Shows," where he captures musicians performing in various locales and cities. Or the Black Cab Sessions, where people are caught doing one song, one take in the back of a cab. (Tip to Chris for that one.) Imagine the possibilities if touring bands caught wind of what Streeter was doing and wanted to film these...hmm...
Here's Ludo, stripped-down and performing "Please" -- my favorite song on its record -- and "Lake Pontchartain." The coolest part about this is that Tim Convy is playing an antique pump organ the museum installed.
Go check out more at lofisessions.com.
-- Annie Zaleski