Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Tony Conrad was one the great American artists of his time, yet to the world at large he remains criminally under appreciated. Since the early 1960s, Conrad's films and compositions have been the stuff of legend for artists and musicians everywhere.

He performed in and recorded the soundtrack to Jack Smithโ€™s legendary Flaming Creatures; he laid bare the paradigms of cinema with The Flicker, a film composed of only black and white frames; his powerful and startling drone compositions still have the music establishment scratching their heads; his early work with La monte Young and John Cale played a role in the formation of The Velvet Underground; as an early adopter of activist public access television he democratized the emerging medium of portable video for ordinary citizens.

His vast, fifty year inter-disciplinary repertoire inspired and confounded generations of artists, collaborators and fans. In his later years he continued to perform and make work that pushed the boundaries of reason for which he has finally begun to receive worldwide attention.

Utilizing intimate footage of Tony and his collaborators shot over the last twenty-two years, as well as his own archive of recordings and films, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present mirrors Conradโ€™s own playfully radical approach to art making. The non-linear structure allows Conrad to wildly free associate his streams of consciousness, revealing an honest and humane way of navigating a remarkable, creative life.

"JOYOUS, EXHILARATING, AND TRANSFORMATIVE, Tyler Hubbyโ€™s documentary Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present is essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art."
--๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ--

"An extraordinary and timely documentary"
--๐˜ˆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ--

"Director Tyler Hubby has made a canonical work of cinema that not only chronicles but embodies in its very form, scope, and aesthetic Conradโ€™s own style and personality -- smart, funny, gruff, twinkling."
--๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ--

๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ - ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜… ๐——'๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—™๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—™ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ
๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก - ๐——๐—ข๐—– ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—– ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ
๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก - ๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ก๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฒ
๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก - ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ
๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก - ๐—•๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐˜† ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ
๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฅ - ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฎ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ

Film running time: 1h 36min
Director: Tyler Hubby
Editor: Tyler Hubby
Writer: Tyler Hubby
Producer: Tyler Hubby
Producer: Christine Beebe
Producer: Paul Williams
Co-Producer: Gabriela Tollman
Camera: Fortunato Procopio, Damian Calvo
Associate Producers: Scott Gracheff, Lisa Janssen, Suzana Ognjanovic, Anna Scieme
Voice Over Narration: Corby Gallegos

๐˜ฝ๐™๐™๐™‰๐™„๐™‰๐™‚ ๐™Ž๐™๐™๐™€๐˜ผ๐™ˆ๐™Ž
๐™’๐™š'๐™ง๐™š ๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™ž๐™›๐™›๐™ž๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ค๐™—๐™จ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™š ๐™จ๐™ช๐™—๐™Ÿ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™จ: ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™™๐™š๐™จ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ž๐™—๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ฎ; ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ก๐™™ ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™ง๐™–๐™˜๐™š ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™ ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ฌ, ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ ๐™จ๐™–๐™ฌ.

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

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