24-07-2014 | 13.59
From August till November 2014 we will present together with CineSonic a new series of four events dedicated to found footage cinema and live electronic music. The first edition will take place on August 28 with Tom Trago performing a new original score to a selection of short films from the EYE archive.
For the series New Music for Found Footage we asked two international and two Dutch experimental electronic producers to compose new soundtracks to a selection of found footage films and artists' videos. The compositions will be presented live at Trouw during four separate events, starting on the 28th of August with Tom Trago. This program present a 60 minutes selection of works from the EYE / Filmbank film archive. The program focuses on found-footage short films from Dutch and international experimental filmmakers.
Found footage filmmaking has its roots in experimental cinema and the avant-garde traditions of the 1920s and 1930s. As the term 'found footage' suggests, filmmakers and artists working within this genre / practise utilise already existing “found” fragments to create new works. Through reassembling, de-contextualising or 'remixing', pre-existing fragments are given new meaning and new narratives are created.
The program will include two feature films (Film Ist. 1-6 and Lyrisch Nitraat) by two of the most renowned found footage filmmakers active today (Gustav Deutsch and Peter Delpeut) and two compilations of international and Dutch experimental short films and videos co-curated by EYE en LIMA.
Both feature films and the two compilation programs will be screened with new soundtracks composed and performed live by Tom Trago (NL), Wolfgang Voigt (DE), Legowelt (NL) and Shackleton (EN).
#1 Tom Trago meets EYE
#2 Wolfgang Voigt meets Gustav Deutsch’ Film Ist 1 – 6
#3 Legowelt meets LIMA
#4 Shackleton meets Peter Delpeut’s Lyrisch Nitraat