Portland / Seattle

Lori Goldston Talks Harry Smith

“Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher based in Seattle.” On March 17, 2014, one time Nirvana cellist Lori Goldston comes to the Hollywood Theatre in Portland to celebrate Mississippi Records re-release of Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. … Continue reading

Free For All / Portland / Seance

Doug Stewart, Seattle Audio Technology Preservationist, Brings 1941 Presto 6N Recording Lathe To Harry Smith PDX

I met Harry at the Swinomish Smokehouse near La Conner, [Washington]. It was 1940 on Treaty Day (nearest weekend to January 22nd, the anniversary of the Point Elliott [Mukilteo] Treaty of 1855). I was along with a group of University of Washington anthropology students led by Dr. Erna Gunther. She regularly took groups of students … Continue reading

Bellingham / Free For All / Portland

Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location (2013)

A still from Kaveh Askari’s new experimental doc, Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location. Filmmaker Kaveh Askari teaches at Western Washington University in Bellingham, the city which was Harry’s hometown during some of his childhood. In his brand new doc, Harry Smith of the Guide: Field Recordings and a Location, Askari explores the … Continue reading

Portland / Seance

Harry Smith Seance @ Hollywood Theatre, May 16, 2013/7:00 PM

On May 16,  2013,  Oregon Cartoon Institute presents the first ever Harry Smith Seance,  in partnership with Northwest Animation Festival and Hollywood Theatre. Rani Singh, the director of the Harry Smith Archives at the Getty Institute will introduce films by Harry Smith, projected in 16mm.  Panel discussion after the films with Sheldon Renan, Darrin Daniel, and … Continue reading