SPECTRAL TRANSMISSIONS is a cinema, stage, and audio project exploring the interactions of story, memory, and technology. In this ongoing series of live performances and radio broadcasts, acclaimed filmmakers Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher gather writers, filmmakers, artists, and musicians to share tales from the electric otherworld.

Portions of Spectral Transmissions have been presented by the First Look Festival at the Museum of the Moving Image, the True/False Film Festival, The Portland International Film Festival, Pop-Up Magazine, and the Risk/Reward Performance Festival. 

Directed and Produced by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher

Original Music Scored and Performed by Michael Palmieri

Curated by Donal Mosher 

Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher are a collaborative filmmaking/multimedia team. Their first feature as directors OCTOBER COUNTRY won the Grand Jury Prize at Silverdocs, received two Cinema Eye Honors, and was nominated for a 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. The film is a haunting portrait of American poverty, described by A.O. Scott as a “Joyce Carol Oates novel rendered as a documentary.” Their most recent feature film THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, was released theatrically by Kino Lorber, and broadcast on POV in 2020.  Palmieri and Mosher have worked in live cinema, performing at the First Look Festival at the Museum Of The Moving Image and collaborating with Daniel Lanois, Pop-Up Magazine, and others. They score their own films and perform their soundtracks  as live accompaniments. Palmieri’s music video director credits includes work for Sharon Van Etten, Beck, The Strokes, The Foo Fighters and many others. Mosher's writing can be found at Failed States Journal, Talk House, and other publications. 

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