Tim Motzer Video Interview for the Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival
By Victory Furniture
originally published: 09/13/2023
Acclaimed guitarist Tim Motzerwill be doing a Solo Musical Performance this Friday, September 15, 2023 – In-Person Only at 7PM in Voorhees Hall #105/Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Al Nigrin’s new experimental film Grounding will be projected behind Tim while he is playing.
Here is the EBTV Video Interview of Tim Motzer by Festival Director Al Nigrin:
After two decades of world touring, 12 solo guitar soundscape albums, and a multitude of stunning collaborations including over 100 albums of credits, Tim Motzer continues to “traverse manifold territories in music” (Guitar Player magazine). Tim is a sonic pioneer and widely known for his distinct textural acoustic-electro guitar voice utilizing looping, bowing, electronics, and prepared techniques. He has collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including David Sylvian, Burnt Friedman, Jaki Liebezeit, poet Ursula Rucker, Vernon Reid, David Torn, Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto, and Percy Jones, among others. His film/TV credits include the hit HBO series True Blood as well as Miami Vice, a major motion picture directed by Michael Mann, and recently, the motion picture, Hustle, by Adam Sandler. For the past 23 years, Tim has brought his dynamic, eclectic array of musical projects together under his own 1k Recordings imprint, which has over 60 releases and counting. He composes, records, and produces his own solo and collaborative work, along with projects for other artists.
Produced, Directed and Cinematography by Albert Gabriel Nigrin; Edited by Albert Gabriel Nigrin and Katie Scrivani; Starring Katie Scrivani; Sound Advice by Irene Fizer. A series of stream of consciousness visual field recordings interspersed with images of a woman flashing sunlight into the lens of the camera. “Grounding” is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. 2023; 48 min. Grounding will be screened as part of the New Jersey Film Festival Solo Musical Performance by Tim Motzer.