James Mansback "Sarmad" Brody & Franz Kamin died in a car crash in early 2010. They were both important people in my life & people whose work I respected. Because I had a substantial aRCHIVE of Franz's work, I decided to make a documentary about him. I spent the next 7 months accumulating materials that resulted in this:
375. a. "DEPOT (wherein resides the UNDEAD of Franz Kamin)"
- short version made for the March 19, 2011 NORKINFEST in Baltimore
- this covers Franz Kamin's years before he moved to St Paul to recuperate from alcoholism, ie: 1941-1986 & is a compressed synthesis of 357 & 359-362 amongst other footage shot in St Paul, NYC, Barrytown, & Pittsburgh
- super-8mm film & mini-dv & scans -> computer -> mini-dv & DVD-R
- October, 2010 - February, 2011
b. "DEPOT (wherein resides the UNDEAD of Franz Kamin)"
- full length version finished at the end of April, 2011
- on my onesownthoughts YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/qDwGVNIJbgE
- on the Internet Archive here: https://archive.org/details/depot_201906
In the process of making it I also assembled an even more substantial Franz Kamin digital aRCHIVE that I offered to share with everyone on the Friends of Franz Kamin emailing list that I'd compiled. I don't remember whether anyone took me up on the offer.
Alas, the external hard drive that I had the Kamin aRCHIVE on crashed & the central folder was damaged &/or destroyed. I had some less well-organized (& less complete) back-ups but they weren't sufficient for a total restoration. I managed to salvage some of the EHD's contents but not the entirety. I emailed the people on the list (which I also had to reconstruct) asking them to please send me their copy of the Kamin aRCHIVE if they'd gotten it from me but no-one replied.
Sometime later, Eve Rosenthal, a one-time close friend of Franz's, contacted me & offered to gift me the materials of Franz's that she had in the hope that I would continue my aRCHIVAL work & make these materials more available. She sent me a wonderful package that included some rare scores. I digitized them all & turned the images into gifs, the type of image file that my 25 year old website-making app uses. However, because I wanted to reconstruct the rest of my Kamin aRCHIVE, I waited to create this website.
Now, I have my doubts that I'll ever do as complete a Kamin website as I'd hoped to. My life is just too busy &, of course, I have an enormous amount of other projects of my own that're of the highest priority. Because of this, I've decided to at least get this website started by uploading all the images that I'd turned into gifs. That way some of these scores can become available. I hope that people will perform them & that, if they do, they'll let me know about the performances. I, personally, believe that Franz Kamin's work was extremely original & well-conceived & that they were wonderful to behold. I hope that they don't die simply because Franz has.
- June 4, 2022E.V. note from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE
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