Le Révélateur with live soundtrack by Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
dir. Philippe Garrel, France, 1968, video, b/w, 67 min.
The feature will be preceded by a rare short film from 1968.
Mary Lattimore is a classically trained harpist whose collaborations have seen her working with such esteemed luminaries as Kurt Vile, Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Ed Askew, Fursaxa, Jarvis Cocker, and the Valerie Project. On her debut record, The Withdrawing Room, she found a worthy sideman in Philadelphia’s Jeff Zeigler, whose contemplative Korg echoes and holds a mood for Mary’s runs.
Jeff Zeigler has amassed quite the resume in recent years, between his space-rock outfit Arc in Round and his production work for local luminaries Kurt Vile, Purling Hiss, and The War on Drugs. Zeigler’s also been expanding into the solo and collaborative experimental zone, playing solo shows with Lattimore and opening for English ambient artist Benoît Pioulard.
Mary and Jeff were invited to compose and present a live score to a
silent film of their choice in Marfa, Texas on December 30, 2013. They chose Le Révélateur. Jeff
plays a Korg Mono/Poly, guitar, and melodica through effects, and Mary plays a
Lyon and Healy pedal harp through a Line 6 DL4. Jeff and Mary chronicled their
experience for The Repeater - read about it here.
Their album inspired by this score, Slant
of Light, was favorably
reviewed in Pitchfork, and a video from it was featured on NPR's
All Songs TV.