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Giuseppi Logan, 1966 0

Ustad Amir Khan – Great Master Great Music 1


Ustad Amir Khan
Great Master Great Music

01. Khayal Bilaskhani Todi (22:34)
02. Khayal Abhogi (21:52)


A little raga for the weekend…

Iron Maiden – To Tame A Land 2

“To Tame a Land is the closing track on Iron Maiden’s fourth studio album, Piece of Mind.

It was inspired by the classic science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. However, when Steve Harris requested permission from the author to name the song “Dune” and to use a spoken quotation as the track’s intro, his request was met with a stern reply from Frank Herbert’s agent: “No. Because Frank Herbert doesn’t like rock bands, particularly heavy rock bands, and especially rock bands like Iron Maiden”. This statement was backed up with a legal threat, and eventually the song was renamed “To Tame a Land” and released in 1983.”

Paul Clipson Presents Subversive Documentaries 1


Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Las Hurdes (aka The Land Without Bread)

Luis Buñuel, 1933, 30 min., 16mm, b/w

Hotel des Invalides
Georges Franju, 1952, 22 min., 35mm, b/w

Le chant du Styrène
Alain Resnais, 1958, 19 min., 35mm, color, cinemascope

In this program of film shorts, experimental filmmaker (and SFMOMA’s own head projectionist) Clipson screens high-art takes on low subjects. Luis Buñuel cast a surreal eye on rural poverty in Spain, Alain Resnais documents the lyricism of plastic, and Georges Franju upends nationalism and military glory. The museum would like to thank the Consulate General of France in San Francisco for its assistance and support of this program.


Museum and program admission are free. Please note: this program is rescheduled from an original August date.

Alastair Galbraith / Matt De Gennaro – Long Wires In Dark Museums, Vol. 1 4


Alastair Galbraith / Matt De Gennaro
Long Wires In Dark Museums, Vol. 1  – Emperor Jones, 2000

01. antares (12:52)
02. rehua (8:18)
03. autahi (12:09)

Recorded live at Artspace, Auckland & at the Waikato Museum, Hamilton,  New Zealand.


Edd Kalehoff at the Moog 3

Glass Organ / Taiga Remains – Untitled 1


Glass Organ / Taiga Remains
Cipher Productions – Split Lathe Cut, 12″- 2008

01. Glass Organ (10:19)
02 Taiga Remains (9:58)


Keith Richards – Umano non Umano – 1969 4

Ducktails – Various Songs/Live 3

Thanks to SkullTheft for the hook-up.

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