Tony Conrad: Completely In The Present

There's so much to be said about Tony Conrad

Holy unpredictable and unconventional avant-gardist surviving (by choice) on cheap rent in '60s New York, he was casually and regularly surrounded by the likes of experimental filmmaker Jack Smith and a budding Velvet Underground

Tyler Hubby's documentary Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present includes insightful interviews with the likes of John Cale and downright mad clips of Conrad's visionary, ground-breaking practices - among which were his fondness for time-defying drones and mega statements like how he wanted to bring the death of composition.

There's still a couple of days that you can catch it on Mubi (via the 7-day free trial, if you don't want to opt for the membership) - or, simply find it wherever you can. 

We need more people that can subvert what we thought we knew about music, art, and reality itself for that matter. He will be much missed.

The mind-blowing drones of Outside The Dream Syndicate 

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