Teton Gravity Research Presents
Way Of Life - Ski film screening - LATE SHOW
128 Northeast Russell Street
Portland, OR, 97212
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Way Of Life - Ski film screening
Teton Gravity Research is proud to present the Portland premiere of its latest HD ski film, Way Of Life. Join us at the Wonder Ballroom on Friday, October 4th for an unforgettable evening jam packed with prizes, athlete appearances, and of course our brand new ski film unveiled on the big screen.
Crazy amounts of swag will be on hand for you to win, including outerwear from The North Face, skis from Atomic, Sony Action Cams, and much, much more. Plus, enter to win our tour Grand Prize – a cat skiing trip for two with Selkirk Wilderness Skiing.
BEAT CONNECTION will be musical guests right after the Late screening
Everyone in attendance at the Portland premiere will get a 2-For-1 lift ticket to Stevens Pass AND your choice of 2-For-1 or Midweek Comp ticket to Mt. Bachelor!
Tickets on sale now online and locally soon through the Mountain Shop. For more information, please visit www.tetongravity.com/tour.
About Way Of Life: For some, embracing the mountains is not just part of life – it’s a way of life. Teton Gravity Research’s 2013 HD Ski Film, Way Of Life, takes you on a journey to the mountains and inside the minds of today’s top athletes. With stunning imagery created with GSS, Red Cinema, and the Sony Action Cam, this film explores the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for original lines in Alaska, and the U.S. Freeskiing Team’s quest for Olympic gold. The adventure also leads athletes to the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of British Columbia. This journey takes them across the globe as they form a brotherhood that needs no language. After all, a smile on a powder day needs no translation.
Featured athletes: SAGE CATTABRIGA-ALOSA, TIM DURTSCHI, SAMMY CARLSON, DASH LONGE, DANA FLAHR, TODD LIGARE, GRIFFIN POST, ANGEL COLLINSON, IAN MCINTOSH, DYLAN HOOD, JOHN SPRIGGS, COLTER HINCHLIFFE, MAX HAMMER, DANIEL TISI, US OLYMPIC FREESKIING
In the first flush of freedom, new eras, and new lives, Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger met in 2008 as freshmen at the University of Washington. Their fate was sealed one night not long after they met, over a game of beer pong that turned into a discussion of mutual musical appreciation. In his younger years, Koplowitz had picked up the guitar so that he could play along with his favorite Metallica songs. Juenger had gone down a similar route with Nirvana, but found his friends cover bands to be boring and focused on bygone eras so he started learning how to create electronic music. In their new hometown of Seattle, Juenger and Koplowitz began crafting dorm-room beats on Garageband and venturing into DJing gigs, eventually working their way towards the sounds that would be become their first record, Surf Noir EP.
The songs on Surf Noir are at once dreamy and danceable, sophisticated and free, meant to evoke both golden sunsets and glittering city lights. Of the EP, Juenger has said, "This is an absolute indulgence, because the world is an incoherent jumble of perception. So in that spirit of cutting loose, let's have a good time and not worry too much: Saturday night always becomes Sunday morning." Two of the songs, the romantic pop tracks "In The Water" and "Silver Screen," featured the duo's roommate Tom Eddy on vocals; Eddy, a folk-rock singer-songwriter, nailed "Silver Screen" in one take. The rest of these songs are instrumental; cool, sweeping waves of synths, electric guitar, drum machines, and samplers. Beat Connection self-released Surf Noir in the summer of 2010; London's Tender Age records, an imprint of the venerable Moshi Moshi would pick it up for an updated release in April of the next year.
In May of 2011, Beat Connection had toured the UK and Paris with such electronic luminaries as Holy Ghost!, Toro Y Moi, and Niki and the Dove. By June, in anticipation of their appearance at Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party, they had added a live drummer, Jarred Katz, another musical roommate and a modern jazz aficionado. In September they embarked on their first US tour, opening for Starfucker. They made fans of the Seattle Times, Pitchfork, KEXP, and the Seattle Weekly, who named them the Best New Band of 2011. They closed out the year in Spain, opening for Real Estate.
2012 is poised to become an even bigger year for Beat Connection, who've again expanded, this time adding as their fulltime vocalist and guitarist Tom Eddy, the only man they considered for the job. This summer, the new four-piece will release their first full-length, The Palace Garden, a record that fines the band meditating on the idea of unattainable beauty, an idea that encases magical evenings, flooding happiness, heavy regrets, and sky-clearing epiphanies. They've left all genre constraints behind and now, as four, their music can only broaden, rise, and take them on to new adventures and new audiences.
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