TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2016

October 14-16

TONY CONRAD DOCUMENTARY

We’re delighted to present the first north-of-London screening of this excellent film on its premier weekend. And what makes Tyler Hubby’s documentary such a joy is the utter pleasure of feeling you’re spending 90 minutes in the company of one of the most likeable figures you never met. Added to the fact that for decades Tony Conrad was a highly prolific and individual artist and that perhaps we’re all only just beginning to fathom just how significant he was (he sadly passed away after filming was completed) and Completely In The Present is essential viewing. “A sharp, sweet, eloquent documentary about the merriest, most artistically expansive minimalist on record. Many a sonic imagination was fed by Conrad. His work and his life asserted the importance of listening for the sounds nobody else heard. A love letter to a specific period of downtown Manhattan bohemia” Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune