a documentary about Neil Feather
Directed & Edited by Skizz Cyzyk
Produced by Skizz Cyzyk, Jen Talbert, Joe Tropea
Starring Neil Feather, with Arcana New Music Ensemble, Robert Beamer, Jake Bee,
Cynthia Connolly, Laure Drogoul, Mary Sue Harrison, Rosie Langabeer, Nicole Mazarakis,
Joe Meduza, Kristen Toedtman, Zula Wildheart, and Rupert Wondolowski
Without relying on conventional documentary techniques like archival footage and talking-head interviews, Skizz Cyzyk’s observational documentary, Sound Mechanic, introduces the audience to Neil Feather’s unusual perspective on music, the unique instruments he has invented, and the creative process. Cyzyk invites the audience to observe Feather performing solo as well as collaborating with a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists, and demonstrating his instruments, such as the Wiggler, Vibrowheels, Anaplumbs, the Contraction, and the Former Guitar, many of which were created using found objects like bowling balls, bicycle parts and sex toys.
"Like" Sound Mechanic on Facebook.
SOUND MECHANIC documentary trailer on Vimeo.
Soundtrack album available from VG+ Records
Skizz Cyzyk is interviewed about SOUND MECHANIC on See Hear Music Film Podcast episode 98.
BMoreArt: Structurally Sound: Neil Feather in Skizz Cyzyk’s ‘Sound Mechanic’ written by Rahne Alexander
Fri May 5, 2023 - Zo Gallery (Baltimore, MD) Details here.
Wed April 5, 2023 - Rhizome DC (Washington, DC) Details here.
Sun Oct 9, 2022 - ***Music Features Award*** at Queen City Film Festival (Cumberland, MD)
Thur July 21, 2022 - Pyramid Club (Wellington, New Zealand) Details here.
Thur June 30, 2022 - BALTIMORE PREMIERE at The Charles Theater. (Baltimore, MD) (Facebook event page)
Sat June 4, 2022 - Te Uru and The Audio Foundation present the NEW ZEALAND PREMIERE at Lopdell House Theater,
to mark the closing of Wormholes, Vortices and Loops, a new exhibition by Neil Feather. (Facebook event page). (Titirangi, Auckland, New Zealand)
Sun May 15, 2022 - EAST COAST PREMIERE: the Closing Night Feature at the 23rd Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival.
(Facebook event page). (Harrisburg, PA)
April 225-28, 2022 - WORLD PREMIERE at Kansas City FilmFest International
Details here. (Kansas City, MO)
Friday April 15, 2022, Bowerbird presents a sneak preview screening at the Rotunda.
Details here. (Philadelphia, PA)
Oct 26 - 30, 2021 - SOUND MECHANIC is one of eight U.S. documentary features
taking part in Ji.hlava New Visions Forum: U.S. DOCS
at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival. (read about it in Variety)
(Prague, Czech Republic)
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