Koyaanisqatsi at BAM

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Jan 17, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/17/99
I just saw Koyaanisqatsi performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Michael
Riesman conducted and another keyboard player took his place as the lead left
hand bass. I loved the performance and I have a feeling that there were a lot
of seasoned Glass fans there. There was a very long standing ovation. It was
a great night.


Jan 20, 1999, 3:00:00 AM1/20/99

Look what someone just forwarded to me. The last URL does not work yet, but
keep an eye on it.

I can't wait!

Cameron Barrett


10PM EST, 7PM PST, Sunday February 7th, 1999

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Film Scouts(R) LLC announces today the
Internet premiere of the legendary film "Koyaanisqatsi," presented by Francis
Ford Coppola, directed by Godfrey Reggio, with a score by Philip Glass. This
event will be the most extensive use ever of Internet multicast technology,
which provides the foundation for turning the Internet into a broadcast

KOYAANISQATSI is presented by Film Scouts in collaboration with the
Internet Protocol Multicast Initiative (IPMI) as the centerpiece of the IP
Multicast Summit, the premiere event for presenting advancements in IP
multicast technology. The screening brings together leaders in the area of IP
multicast such as Broadcast.com, Stardust Forums, Hughes Network Systems,
Hewlett-Packard, Real Networks, Sprint, UUNET, and Microsoft.

"This is the perfect movie for the IP Multicast Summit," says Mayra
Langdon Riesman, founder of Film Scouts LLC. "It harkens back to the silent
film era in its lack of dialogue, and yet it shows the power of the medium and
how well it can be merged with the Internet as a broadcast vehicle. This is
really the merging of two worlds, the Internet and the motion picture; just as
sight and sound merged to give us motion pictures, we are now seeing the
beginning of a new medium on a new frontier."

"It is great to finally see compelling entertainment content on IP
multicast" says Philipp Hoschka, editor of the SMIL specification and
Architecture Domain Lead of the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C). "This will
prove that IP multicast is a viable technology for TV-like content on the
Internet. I worked with Film Scouts during the Cannes Film Festival on IP
multicast, and their dedication to this technology is exemplary in the
industry. They are truly pioneers."

Internationally recognized for award-winning coverage of the Cannes and
Sundance film festivals and others from Toronto to Kazakhstan, Film Scouts
presents an exciting lineup of festival coverage, original videos, film
reviews and clips, and exclusive real-time Internet broadcasts. Film Scouts
promises its web audience entertaining and informative film facts that they
can't get anywhere else. Pioneers in web video and IP multicasts starting in
1994, Film Scouts continues to provide exclusive interviews in its "Caught in
the Web" series. The series provides an excellent archive of candid,
refreshingly honest interviews with some of the most powerful and creative
people working in cinema, including Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Liv Tyler,
Sylvester Stallone, David Cronenberg, and Terry Gilliam. Utilizing the web to
its fullest potential, "Caught in the Web" is the ultimate source on the
Internet for film-related interviews.

The first Web site in the world to create original programming exclusively
on the Internet, Film Scouts brought its viewers the first live broadcasts, IP
multicasts, and, for their Cannes coverage, the first-ever sponsored net

The movie will be available in audio and video. Low bandwidth Internet
users will be able to receive audio and limited video. Higher bandwidth users
will have the best video experience. The highest bandwidth (300K and/or
above) will need to be connected to an Internet Service Provider that has
Multicast enabled to enjoy the ultimate audio/video experience.

Users can visit Film Scouts by pointing their browsers to

Or http://webevents.broadcast.com/filmscouts/ipmisummit/Koyaanisqatsi/

SOURCE Film Scouts LLC
Web Site: http://www.filmscouts.com
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