"X-1O2 Rediscovers the Rings of Saturn"

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"X-1O2 Rediscovers the Rings of Saturn"

I've no idea how these guys sound or what they know about Sun Ra, but = maybe some of you do:

http://tinyurl.com/8zp7ew=20

U.S. Debut Screening of X-1O2 Rediscovers The Rings Of Saturn=20 Friday, January 16, 7 pm Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center Free but seating is limited=20

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the U.S. debut = screening of X-1O2 Rediscovers The Rings of Saturn on Friday, January = 16, 7 pm as part of the Ohm Multimedia Series, concerts and events that = incorporate new media in electronic music, performance and visual art. = Ohm invites professionals from the art and music scenes, including live = DJs and visual artists, to create multimedia artworks in front of an = audience. =20

In 1992, X-1O2 (Experimental 1O2), otherwise known as Underground = Resistance - the Detroit-based electronic musical trio of Mike Banks, = Jeff Mills and Robert Hood - set out to create a musical project about = the planet Saturn and its rings in a full-length LP entitled X-1O2 = discovers the Rings Of Saturn (Tresor). X-1O2 attempted to musically = describe the physical make-up and content of the never-before seen = planet and each of its significant rings known as A, B, C, E and F. = Fifteen years later, Banks and Mills have produced a brand new musical = soundtrack, featuring re-mastered original compositions paired with a = visual version of the project and breathtaking images from the NASA = Cassini/Huygen exploratory mission, which visited and documented Saturn = and its moons. Musician and director Jeff Mills will discuss the project = after the screening. The approximate running time is 1 hour and 15 = minutes. This Ohm Multimedia Series program is supported by Axis Records = and GammaPlayer.com.=20

It was the nature of Banks and Mills to plan not only the music but also = the image aspects of their project. Mills consistently monitored the = discoveries and projects of NASA other Space programs, especially the = exploratory mission of the Cassini/ Huygen to document the planet and = moons of Saturn. Mills watched as the Cassini/ Huygen probe sent back to = Earth thousands of breathtaking images that were never seen before and = scarcely shown to the public. He gained permission to use the images = from the Cassini/ Huygen program. For more information on the artists, = visit AxisRecords.com and GammaPlayer.com. =20

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Chicago Cultural Center 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago 6O6O2 312-744-663O http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org=20 culture@cityofchicago.org.=20