“This piece is a collaboration between Al Mattes and Peter Anson, who have a long history of making music together. It was composed in memory of our friend Mike Cartmell: filmmaker, writer and chief deipnosophist of the Isle of Pines. The title is meant to evoke some of Mike’s most intimate themes; the implied connection between the transmigration of souls, the voyages of Odysseus and the psychoanalytic unconscious is not accidental.”
This home movie fragment was made by Vincent Grenier in Mike and Sandy’s house in Ithaca.
Mike appears in this short movie (made in 2012), acting the part of the father (as he so often did), strolling through an Ithaca forest, trailed by Vincent Grenier who is gamely recording events with his just-dusted off 16mm Eclair NPR.