Relocating to Another Planet
From the Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Science lectures. Filmed at the Victorian Theater in San Francisco by the SFIFF.
THE KIT from the Small Star Seminar. Words and music by Cory McAbee.
Footage provided by Skizz Cyzyk, Jónatli Guðjónsson, Greth Ligon, Arellano Leonardo, Pablo Kjolseth, Anne Lukeman , Chris Lukeman, Tim Meyers, Marc Dickerson, Jessica Lamotte, San Francisco International Film Festival, and Reykjavik International Film Festival.
Filmed live at The Victorian Theater in San Francisco, CA, The Briant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, MN, Downtown Artery in Fort Collins CO, The Accord in Champaign-Urbana, IL, PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, PA, Tjarnarbío Theater in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Muenzinger Auditorium at Boulder University in Boulder, CO, Franklin & Marshal College in Lancaster, PA and University of North Carolina Asheville in Asheville, NC.
Charcoal and Star
Eighty-four 4.5″x4.5″ portraits that were made by rubbing charcoal through 3 hand-cut stencils. Because of the crumbling nature of charcoal, the clumsiness of this method and the changing condition of the 3 paper stencils each frame is unique. The image was derived from a photo taken by Scott McDermott in 2019.
Silence in Baltimore
SILENCE from the Small Star Seminar. Performed at The Ideal in Baltimore, MD. Filmed & recorded by Skizz Cyzyk, Jenny Wierschem and Michael Faulkner. Word and music by Cory McAbee.
Sam Wallace / I Was Once Like You
Sam Wallace performs “I Was Once Like You” from the Small Star Seminar. Sam also created a series of wire sculptures based on Deep Astronomy that were featured on the film set of Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences.
Deep Astronomy lecture segment. Performed live @ The Slipper Room in NYC. Filmed by Richard Cole & John Goddard. Written, illustrated and performed by Cory McAbee.
The Arty Need Show with guest Cory McAbee
The Arty Need Show. The Slipper Room in NYC (09/02/15). Special guest Cory McAbee. Featuring the song “I Was Once Like You” from the Small Star Seminar.
Fake Face Brian
SSC Radio. Live interactive broadcast @ The Slipper Room in NYC. Filmed by Scott Miller & Heron Furtwangler. Fake Face Brian was not meant to be performed that evening, but there was a glitch and the music began automatically. Words & music by Cory McAbee.
Fortunes Written by Kids
SSC Radio. Live interactive broadcast @ The Slipper Room in NYC. Fortunes written by Samuel McAbee (age 4) and John Huck McAbee (age 8). Hosted by Cory McAbee. Filmed by Heron Furtwangler.
Small Star Seminar. Q&A. Hotel Utah Saloon. San Francisco, CA. Filmed by Matthew Brown.
SSC Radio. Live broadcast @ PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia, PA. Hosted by Cory McAbee. Filmed by Bob Sweeney. 5/28/2016
El Paso Tirade
Small Star Seminar post-concert tirade. Mesa Music Hall. El Paso, TX. Filmed by Zack Passero and Ismael Gonzalez.
Oldest known motion picture footage of an extraterrestrial.