YAMABUSHI

BY KHARIS KENNEDY AND RICK MCINTIRE

Yamabushi Logo M 909

Yamabushi, 2006, silent film, run time: 1:22:00

Yamabushi Pianohead and Captain R

Yamabushi, 2006, silent film, run time: 1:22:00

Kharis Kennedy and Rick McIntire created Yamabushi, an original silent film, as an experiment in combining film and music in a way not offered by either traditional film, in which music is scored to support visuals, or by music videos, which format images to mirror sound.

“Yamabushi + Spielerfrau” was a live film and music performance done in collaboration with the NY band Spielerfrau in 2006.  Prior to the first performance the band had never seen the film. The intent of the piece is to allow both film and music to exist independently while simultaneously heightening one another through chance moments of visual and audio concordance and discord.