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“Paris, 1938” and Water Improv/Tree of Life

November 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

November 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Featuring Andrew Alden and Pat Irwin


Howl! Happening is pleased to present a screening and performance featuring work by composer Andrew Alden and musician Pat Irwin. Andrew will play live to the film “Paris 1938” by Tony Whitfield. Following this, there will be an additional performance by Pat Irwin and Andrew Alden in response to footage by Tony Whitfield of Paris’s Seine river at flood stage.


Andrew Alden

Andrew Alden is an American composer from New England. He received his BFA in Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston and is the director and composer of the Andrew Alden Ensemble, which is dedicated to exploring new music in the tradition of Bang on a Can All-Stars, Alloy Orchestra, Kronos Quartet and Alarm Will Sound. Alden has performed with Evan Ziporyn and Terry Riley as a member of Gamelan Galak Tika, has scored 20 different films, including spots on NBC, and has toured nationally. Andrew currently lives in Detroit where he works independently as a composer, media producer and visual artist. In January 2018, working as a driving force in collective of musicians and multi-media artists, Andrew launched Obscura Broadcasting Company, dedicated to end to end transmedia, production and the narratives of diverse communities. In the context of that ambition, he began what has evolved into an ongoing association with Tony Whitfield and Whitfield CoLabs, in 2014 on the score for The Silver Rainbow, a documentary on aging among queer people of color.


About Pat Irwin

Pat Irwin has been living and working in New York City since the late 70s. He was a founding member of 8-Eyed Spy (with Lydia Lunch), and the Raybeats. As a longtime member of The B-52s, he performed with the band from 1989–2008. His new band is called The PI Power Trio.

Pat has written music for film and television, including the HBO series Bored to Death and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie. He is currently composing the score for the new Netflix series The Good Cop. His composer credits include music for hundreds of cartoons, including SpongeBob SquarePantsRocko’s Modern LifePepper Ann, and Class of 3000.


November 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm