Completely in the Present

An experimental musician and filmmaker, sound and video artist, teacher and writer, the late Tony Conrad was revered in avant-garde circles – but remains under-appreciated in the wider artistic world. This 2016 documentary tells Conrad’s story, from his underground moviemaking days in 1960s New York and his musical collaborations with Faust, Genesis P-Orridge and Lou Reed, among many others, to the appearance at the 2011 All Tomorrow’s Parties festival that brought him to the attention of a new generation of fans. As Conrad continues to be reappraised, Completely in the Present celebrates the life and work of this uniquely influential figure.