Film-Makers’ Cinematheque Presents Spectro-Mach 1 by Don Snyder [Angus MacLise, John Cale]
New York: Film-makers’ Cinematheque, 1965. Offset. 9 ¼ x 14 ¼ in. Very good. Item #6067
Poster and flyer for Spectro-Mach, a multimedia performance by Don Snyder with Angus MacLise, Ralph Metzner, Allen Neff, Diane Rebuff and - uncredited on this poster - John Cale.
The performance consisted of the minimalist drone compositions of MacLise and Cale along with psychedelic visual projections. Performances took place on December 7 and December 12, 1965 (just after MacLise’s first departure from the Velvet Underground) at the Film-makers’ Cinematheque.
Don Snyder was a photographer, poet, and printer best known for his documentation of communes and alternative modes of living in the book Aquarian Odyssey. He was a prominent member of the downtown scene, and friend and collaborator to Ira Cohen, Gerard Malanga, Ralph Metzner, John Cale, and others.