Monday, October 18, 2010

Melissa Auf der Maur comes to Boston

On Thursday, October 21 at 8 pm, Canadian musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins) will screen her short HD experimental film Out of Our Minds (OOOM) at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, followed by Q&A and a live performance. A “28-minute rush of stunning images, expressive music, and narrative experimentation” ( Institute of Contemporary Arts , London ), the fantastical film takes viewers on a journey through three parallel worlds that brings together a Viking heart, a car crash, and a bleeding forest. Out of Our Minds is part of a multimedia project that includes Auf der Maur’s 2010 solo album of the same name and a comic book.

Conceived and produced by Auf der Maur, directed by Tony Stone, and scored by Auf der Maur and Los Angeles-based The Entrance Band, the film was shot in high definition in the Vermont woods and fueled by solar power. It premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, generating terrific buzz, like this from indieWire: “In only 28 minutes, the spectacle of this film toppled almost all of the features I saw in Park City combined…crazy ambitious…easily one of the most awesome things I saw this week.”

Tickets to the event are $15 general admission and $12 for Coolidge members and students. Tickets may be purchased online here or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office, 290 Harvard Street , Brookline . For more information, call 617/734-2500 or visit the website.

About Auf der Maur:
Born and raised in Montreal , Canada , Auf der Maur was a member of Hole between 1994 and 1999. Her participation as bass player and songwriter culminated in the 1998 album Celebrity Skin. In 2000, she joined the Smashing Pumpkins as bass player for their worldwide farewell tour. Her first solo album, Auf der Maur, was released in 2004 by Capitol Records/EMI worldwide and featured guest appearances by members of Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle , and Smashing Pumpkins. She has made numerous guest appearances with other musical artists including Indochine, Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright, Ric Ocasek and K-OS. In March 2010, Auf der Maur released her second solo album, Out of Our Minds, a concept album with roots in Viking lore. Consisting of 12 powerful tracks produced and mixed by top-notch collaborators including Jordon Zadorozny (Sam Roberts), Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, UNKLE), Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode), and Mike Fraser (Franz Ferdinand, AC/DC), the album features contributions from Priestess's Vince Nudo, ex-Tinker member Steve Durand, and legendary goth rocker Glenn Danzig.


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