TD – Try Die is a visual and musical performance, formed by the presence of various elements of a narration. New and old music compositions played live by the artist and composer Emiliano Zelada and a projection of drawings specifically produced for the event by the artist Francesca Banchelli, who will also perform some of the voice pieces from the Twin Drive (Banchelli-Zelada)’s repertoire. All these elements are fragments of a story, but together they form a circularity that has no beginning nor an end, and in which the spectator is involved within a dialectic emotional development.
Between the video art and the video clip peripheral E.N.T.E. Descends to dystopia but ascends towards the pursuit of freedom and our place in reality.
With psychoanalytic and antipsychiatric background the tape is also a vehicle to articulate the soundtrack played live to create a total experience between cinema and music.
Jose Serrano aka Monsieur Papillon is a Spanish filmmaker, music selector and cultural agitator. He has spent the past decade wearing paths between Barcelona, London, Paris, Morrocco and Porto where he filmed his first feature movie “Barba de Deus”. For this “Cinematic Dj Set” he will select a collection of his favorite composers and directors that made music a central piece on their works. Jose presents eclectic mix of only the most suggestive and sublime songs of all genres, creating a dreamy sensation for both body and mind.
Con Cinematic Tales, LST continúa con la exploración de nuevos conceptos y formatos para explorar las conexiones entre cine y música. Cinematic DJ Sets, proyecciones de cortometrajes y bandas sonoras en vivo a cargo de artistas invitados.
La peculiaridad será que los artistas invitados interpretarán música para una pieza cinematográfica la cual conocerán el mismo día, incentivando de esta forma su creatividad e interacción con las imágenes, que van a interpretar de una forma inmediata e instintiva. El público asistente tampoco conocerá cuáles son los artistas invitados hasta su llegada al evento.
El evento inaugural de Cinematic Tales tendrá lugar el Sábado 5 de Noviembre desde las 14:00h a las 20:00h en Wer-Haus. Los asistentes podrán vivir una tarde de música inspirada en el cine, proyecciones de cortometrajes y jam sessions audiovisuales.
Este primer evento del ciclo girará en torno al cine africano, con la proyección de un programa de películas dirigidas por autores africanos y un Cinematic DJ Set de afrobeat a cargo de la DJ argentina afincada en barcelona Sonido Tupinamba. Además, habrá comida especialmente elaborada para la ocasión. Para acabar la velada, alguno de los cortometrajes proyectados serán seleccionados y musicalizados en directo por los músicos que quieran sumarse a la jam sesión audiovisual dirigida por el equipo de Making Music in Silence.
14:00h – 16:30h: Cinematic Dj Set
16:30h – 18:00h: Proyecciones Cortometrajes
18:30h – 20:00h: Jam Session
Phantom Kino Ballett is an audiovisual drama by Lena Willikens and Sarah Szczesny. On stage the artists perform a hallucinogenic audio mix to a 54-minute experimental music video, combining quotations from movie scenes, interview extracts and the spoken word with painting and collage in motion, including club-specific items like stroboscope and smog machine. Phantom Kino Ballett is sound fragment and painting in black theatre, Holly Woodlawn’s nervous breakdowns, stroboscope and dance music, arpeggiated anime, Mario Montez’ mobile, kinetic costume, Maria Callas’ Remastered digital content and smog machine.
As the Phantom Kino Ballett is, by self-concept, a processual piece of work, governed by the performance that places the way they use costumes, the sculptural interpretations of the stage, the specific musical mix as well as the integration of lights and smog. The world of the phantoms is constantly morphing. Under the black light, the painted bodies on the outfits are suddenly visible. By using those costumes, the artists disappear and the phantoms appear.
For more than five years, she has been in charge of long and sweaty Friday night parties at Düsseldorf’s free-spirited club/bar Salon Des Amateurs. She is also a dedicated member of the Cómeme record label and all its missions: her name is frequently on the label’s party bills and she runs the world famous monthly radio show Sentimental Flashback for Radio Cómeme. In 2015, she released her first solo EP Phantom Delia on Cómeme. Therefore, she produced six mystique tracks between droning EBM, ghost-house and no-wavish outernational grooves. The same sonic approach to music is significant for Lena’s live performances in the name of film, a thing she recently added to her artistic catalogue. As a debut, she prepared an impressive soundtrack for the Japanese movie Japanese Girls from the Harbour for the LiveSoundtrack Festival in Barcelona. In this spirit, Lena rushed into 2016 with a constant stream of new Sentimental Flashback radio shows.
Sarah Szczesny is a Cologne-based painter and sculptor. Her highly detailed and intricately fabricated works are driven by the ongoing exposure of the ambiguous conditions of painting’s materiality, the medium’s interferences and restraints in relation to other fields of artistic production, and a general distrust of hierarchies and hasty categorizations. For some time now, Sarah Szczesny has been working on a radio play series called Pastel Succubus, combining music with field recordings, interview snippets and movie dialogues. With Phantom Kino Ballett, Sarah Szczesny continues alongside Lena Willikens in this exploration of material rhetoric, to further unfold painting as an expanded field of production and a process of layering intervals of collage in motion pictures and repetition of handmade surfaces.