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West of CenterArt and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977$
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Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677252

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677252.001.0001

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Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: the Single Wing Turquoise Bird

Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: the Single Wing Turquoise Bird

(p.140) Chapter 9 Expanded Cinema in Los Angeles: the Single Wing Turquoise Bird
West of Center

David E. James

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter focuses on the Single Wing Turquoise Bird, the premier light show in Los Angeles as well as one of the best in the world during the last years of the 1960s and the first of the 1970s. First formed in the spring of 1968 to accompany rock concerts at the Shrine Auditorium and Exposition Hall in Los Angeles, the light show several times reconfigured its membership and its performance modes, freeing itself from supplementarity to the rock events. Developing many different technologies and sources of both imagery and abstract light, it evolved into an autonomous multimedia unit that innovated the collectively improvised, real-time composition of projected light. Inspired by both the technological and sociocultural possibilities of its own time, the Single Wing Turquoise Bird expanded and elaborated such intersections between avant-garde film and visual music.

Keywords:   Los Angeles, light shows, Single Wing Turquoise Bird, avant-garde film, visual music

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