HEAVEN ADORES YOU
HEAVEN ADORES YOU
Third Angle New Music, in partnership with Hand 2 Mouth Theatre, is presenting a new work called "A Fond Farewell" on April 12 & 13th. This work is an evening-length reimagining of the work and legacy of Elliott Smith. Featuring newly commissioned works by six young composers and being performed at the Alberta Rose Theatre, the performance will rearrange, recontexualize, and interpret the lasting power of Elliott's music.
As an outreach activity around the project, they are screening the Elliott Smith documentary HEAVEN ADORES YOU to give audiences the opportunity to learn more about Elliott and his life before they see the performance.
This concert has received funding from both Creative Heights and the NEA, and for more information on the project you can visit their website here: thirdangle.org/2017-18-season/a-fond-farewell/
Doors at 6:30pm; the movie starts @ 7pm.
Heaven Adores You is an intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith (1969-2003). By threading the music of Elliott Smith through the dense, yet often isolating landscapes of the three major cities he lived in — Portland, New York City, Los Angeles — Heaven Adores You presents a visual journey and an earnest review of the singer’s prolific songwriting and the impact it continues to have on fans, friends, and fellow musicians.
What kind of person was Elliott Smith? Since his death in 2003, many media-makers have attempted to tell the story of his creative “sad-sack” genius, often through the lens of struggle, heartache and addiction. Director Nickolas Rossi employs a different lens, placing music center-stage, creating a framework for Elliott to narrate the story of his life himself, through the filter of recorded conversations and interviews, with support from friends along the way. With great care, Rossi expertly weaves together 30+ interviews to create an intimate and personal history like never seen before.