Master of sound and sight, John Carpenter is ringing in the New Year with a career retrospective at New York Citys BAM and the release of Lost Themes, an album of fresh Carpenter jams untethered to any particular films. As both approach in the beginning of February, a new track from the record has made its way online.
Sacred Bones Records, whore releasing Lost Themes this February 3rd, have shared Night via Soundcloud, and which you can listen to below. As with first song Vortex, Night is immediately delightful, soothing as its so recognizably Carpenter, but pulsating as a song itself.
Just days after Lost Themes’ release, John Carpenter: Master of Fear will kick off at BAM with the man himself in conversation, hosted by On the Medias Brooke Gladstone. Following that is an 18-film series celebrating the director’s legacy. Of course, all-out classics like Halloween, The Thing, Escape from New York and Assault on Precinct 13 are on deck, as are the undervalued treasures like In Mouth of Madness, Prince of Darkness and The Fog. Most films, including Madness, Prince of Darkness, Vampires, Starman and EFNY will be presented in 35MM.
The retrospective, running February 5th-22nd, also features a sidebar of films programmed by Carpenter. Carpenter Selects includes Forbidden Planet, Sam Peckinpahs Straw Dogs and William Friedkins unbearably tense Sorcerer. All are cited by Carpenter for their scores, as well as being major influences.
You can find the full schedule of John Carpenter: Master of Fear, below. For tickets, head to BAM.
Thu, Feb 5
8pm: John Carpenter: Lost Themes with Brooke Gladstone
Fri, Feb 6
3, 5, 7:30, 10pm: Halloween
Sat, Feb 7
7, 9:30pm: The Thing
Sun, Feb 8
6:30, 8:30pm: The Fog
Mon, Feb 9
5, 7:15, 9:30pm: In the Mouth of Madness
Tue, Feb 10
5, 7:15, 9:30pm: Memoirs of an Invisible Man
Wed, Feb 11
5, 7:15, 9:30pm: Prince of Darkness
Thu, Feb 12
7:30, 9:30pm: Dark Star
Fri, Feb 13
2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:45pm: Big Trouble in Little China
Sun, Feb 15
2, 6:30pm: Assault on Precinct 13 4, 8:30pm: Straw Dogs
Mon, Feb 16
2, 7pm: Christine 4:30, 9:30pm: Sorcerer
Tue, Feb 17
5, 7:15pm: Forbidden Planet 9:30pm: Vampires
Wed, Feb 18
5, 9:40pm: Village of the Damned 7:30pm: Vampires
Thu, Feb 19
5, 7:15pm: Ghosts of Mars 9:30pm: The Ward
Fri, Feb 20
2:30, 5, 7:30, 9:45pm: They Live
Sat, Feb 21
2, 7pm: Escape from New York 4:30, 9:30pm: Escape from L.A.
Sun, Feb 22
4:30, 7, 9:30pm: Starman