RAT FILM Soundtrack Release Party w/ Dan Deacon (DJ set) - FREE!

MEMORY presents

RAT FILM Soundtrack Release Party w/ Dan Deacon (DJ set) - FREE!

Sat · October 14, 2017

9:30 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)


This event is 21 and over

Dan Deacon (DJ set)
Dan Deacon (DJ set)
Dan Deacon (b. 1981) is an American composer and performer whose work focuses on a maximalist approach to density with a fixation on sample manipulation, synthesis, mechanical instruments and audience collaboration. The bulk of Deacon’s recorded work are his 8 solo electronic LPs, most recently Gliss Riffer (2015) and America (2012).

Collaborations and commissions included work for Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Sō Percussion, Calder Quartet, and the LA Philharmonic. His music served as the score for Justin Peck’s New York City Ballet's piece 'The Times Are Racing’ (2017) and he has scored several feature films including ‘Twixt’ (Francis Ford Coppola, 2011),‘Rat Film’ (Theo Anthony, 2016), and ‘Time Trial’ (Finlay Pretsell,2017). Over the past decade he has relentlessly toured internationally with a wide range of artists including Lightning Bolt, Miley Cyrus, Arcade Fire, Doug Aitken and The Flaming Lips. His compositions and arrangements have premiered at Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Deacon’s music is released via Domino Records. He lives in Baltimore, MD.

RAT FILM by Theo Anthony. Produced by MEMORY

Across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them--to explore the history of Baltimore. "There's never been a rat problem in Baltimore, it's always been a people problem”.

“brilliantly imaginative and formally experimental” - Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Formally kinetic, profoundly energetic, and chillingly dystopic” - Vikram Murthi, Roger Ebert

“It’s one of the most extraordinary, visionary inspirations in the recent cinema.” - Richard Brody, The New Yorker
RAT FILM Score Soundtrack
RAT FILM Score Soundtrack
Much as Theo Anthony’s film uses rat infestation in Baltimore, the city both he and Deacon call home, as a starting point from which to probe deeply entangled issues of race and class, Deacon’s bold and beautiful score, takes the listener on an exploratory sensory trip through the city streets.

Rat Film marks Deacon’s first full record devoted to modern composition. In between his four ecstatic electronic-pop albums, Deacon has frequently flexed the 21st-century classical muscles he first developed studying at SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music. He’s provided soundtracks for film and stage giants ranging from Francis Ford Coppola’s Twixt to Justin Peck’s “The Times Are Racing” featured recently at the NYC Ballet. Deacon’s impressive array of compositional commissions includes pieces with Kronos Quartet at Lincoln Center, Sigur Rós at the L.A. Philharmonic, and So Percussion at the Barbican Centre.

Rat Film offers the first recorded document of this parallel career—and both as a self-contained album and a companion piece to an equally potent film, it astounds.
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039