16.12.2011 EYE Film Institute / Filmmuseum Amsterdam
CineSonic collaboration with E*Cinema, the renowned series of EYE Film Institute dedicated to experimental cinema, for a special live show.
Amsterdam indie darlings KNALPOT present their sonic interpretation of three classic short films of legendary Dutch experimental director Frans Zwartjes.
This live screening / concert was the last E*Cinema event at the gorgeous Filmmuseum building in the Vondelpark.
KNALPOT hails from the fertile music pastures of Amsterdam, formed by Raphaël Vanoli and Gerri Jäger in October 2007. Both musicians are unmistakably rooted in rock music, experienced in many musical genres and are reputable musicians from the vibrating Amsterdam music scene. KNALPOT’s music is a fresh original experience consisting of minimal song structures, low fuzz riffs, stumbling grooves, clouds of chirps and swirls,tranquility and sonic noise parts. Their self-proclaimed rascal style has a modernizing combo sound that is reminiscent of 80's computer game aesthetics, a taste of the sound of London’s WARP label and is played with Led Zeppelin rock attitude.
Frans Zwartjes – NL – 1970 – 11 min
Spectator focuses on one of the recurring themes explored by Frans Zwartjes: the relationship between man and woman. It is a relationship marked by strong power and dominance, sexual attraction and repulsion. It manifests itself in humiliation and abuse, but also cool eroticism or natural physicality.