15 November 2011
Montgomery Knott was the owner and curator of Monkeytown, the visually-immersive dinner, performance ,and projection venue in Brooklyn that set a new standard for what a dinner and art experience could be. He was also vocalist for the avant-jazz and free improvisational band Stars Like Fleas. For The Avant Garde Diaries, Montgomery introduces us to Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie. Adam is the American-born composer behind two decades worth of transcendent ambient classical projects including Stars of the Lid, The Dead Texan, and Aix Em Klemm. He's also collaborated with some of the world’s best-known avant-garde pop artists such as Sparklehorse and The Flaming Lips. Adam’s latest project, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, pairs him with LA-based composer Dustin OʼHalloran. The recordings for the new album were created in unusual spaces throughout Europe, from the Grunewald Church in Berlin to secluded studios in Italy. We hung out with Adam as he was rehearsing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in preparation for A Winged Victory For the Sullen’s North American tour and later followed him to the band’s performance in Manhattan.
Learn more about A Winged Victory For the Sullen HERE.
Produced and Directed by Christopher Ambrose and Fatking Films / Sound by Michel Tsagli / Lighting by Ignacio Caraballo / Music by A Winged Victory For the Sullen / Sound Mix by Brian Rund at Mind Smack