A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records
Edited by Christopher Kirkley
45 min, HD, 2014
A combination film, lecture, slideshow and soundscape performance. This presentation sums up the entire history of recorded music from the time of the first star in the universe being born all the way to the dark ages of the 1990’s. Mixing history with mythology, the presentation creates a narrative informed by the philosophies of Mississippi Records founder Eric Issacson. Exploration of the rise of revolutionary musics, and a catalog of the forces that destroyed them. Includes some vibrant footage of 1960’s American music, including Bo Diddley, Nina Simon, Rosetta Tharpe, and The Staple Singers.