16.04.2014 SOTU Festival OT301 Amsterdam
CineSonic regular collaborator Raphael Vanoli (electric guitar) live score for a selection of experimental films by Hans Richter.
Raphael Vanoli creates unheard textures by using blowing techniques on his electric guitar. His music takes the form of uneven telluric sound-scapes and has elements of minimalistic song. At times loud and extreme, Vanoli’s music is especially meditative and body friendly. It hits the soul with waves of empathy.
The oeuvre of Hans Richter (1888-1976) spanned nearly seven decades. Born in Berlin, he was one of the most significant champions of modernism. Berlin, Paris, Munich, Zurich, Moscow and New York were the major stations of his life. He was a painter and draughtsman, a Dadaist and a Constructivist, a film maker and a theoretician, as well as a great teacher. We will screen a selection of Richter's films from his early shape experiments to his fascination with films 'that give memory nothing to hang on' : Rhythmus 21, Rhythmus 23, Filmstudie, Ghosts Before Breakfast, Race Symphony, Two Pence Magic, Inflation, and Everything Turns Everything Revolves.