Joe, 2007 (excerpt)
Running time: 7:23 minutes / SD / colour

For the hundredth anniversary of his father’s birth and the 10th anniversary of his death, Joe McPhee explores the birth of sound. The result is a two part video series: Breath and Sound. These videos simultaneously record and transform the events they capture, giving new significance to sound and image.

Part 1: Breath (3:22 minutes)
Part 2: Sound (4:01 minutes)

Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Brigitte Dajczer, Sylvia Safdie
Audio: Joe McPhee

About the musician: Joe McPhee is one of the leading figures in the history of “free jazz” and improvisation. A multi instrumentalist (alto, tenor, soprano, saxophones, pocket trumpet, trombone). He has been an influential force since the early 70s in the development and establishment of this music. He lives outside New York.