Call + Response: A unique collaboration between Portland’s jazz and filmmaker communities to facilitate short works of art-music-film, Call + Response is a visibility-raising project created by Montavilla Jazz to foster unique, cross-genre creative processes and build audiences. In its debut season, musicians Micah Hummel, Noah Simpson, and Idit Shner, each composed, performed, and recorded seven to ten minutes of original music. Filmmakers Jeff Oliver, Shilpa Sunthankar, and Deejuliano Scott responded with visual “scores,” created through access to production facilities and the Independent Filmmaker Kit provided by project partner Open Signal. Learn more about Call + Response at montavillajazz.org/call-response/.
“The results are quirky and personal, ranging from a Sasquatch-hunting tale to a surreal Muppet-oriented horror story to a celebration of traditional dance styles in a Central Oregon desert… a funky, unique creation, exactly the sort of thing to expect from the always forward-thinking festival.” — Jazz Scene Magazine
WHAT: Montavilla Jazz Presents Call + Response theater premiere with moderated artist panel and audience Q&A; film shorts:
- Beast of Torpor with music by Micah Hummel + film by Jeff Oliver
- A Day in Color with music by Noah Simpson + film by Shilpa Sunthankar
- Last Signs of June with music by Idit Shner + film by Deejuliano Scott