Torsdag 2/8 på Oceanen: GALA DROP (Portugal) + FIKTION + kortfilmen LA JETÉE av Chris Marker
GALA DROP (Lissabon, Portugal)
Dj: SEBASTIAN LÖKEN
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Torsdag 2a augusti
entré 100 kr
20.30: Filmen LA JETÉE
22.30 GALA DROP
GALA DROP (Lissabon, Portugal)
Gala Drop is a 5 piece who play synthesizers/keyboards, electric guitar, bass, drums, percussion (congas, african drum) and samples; it has been described as a mix of kraut-rock, dub, electronica, african music among other things. They’ve made several european tours, were invited by Sonic Youth to open for them at the Coliseum in Lisbon, played with Holger Czukay from Can, Gang Gang Dance, Bonnie Prince Billy, Silver Apples and supported Panda Bear (in Nyc, September 2010 at his own invitation) and played several European festivals such as Soy Festival in France, Primavera Club in Spain, Ekko in Norway, Boom Festival in Portugal, among many others.
Erik Andersson – piano
Patrik Söderman – trummor
Gustaf Lundh – klarinett, dator, gitarr
Britta Carlsson – sång
INFO: Composer and artist Gustaf Erik Lundh has been active since 2006 and this spring released his fourth album – ‘Burn That Gloom’. With recruited friends he is now performing it live.
SOUNDS LIKE: dim slow jazz, slavic folklore, twisted organs, tivolidub, post-rock – all in a comfortable obscure suite of electroacoustic storytelling.
THE ALBUM: A tale that has its origins from the dim, yet optimistic hispanic indian festivals – uppermost the burning of ZOZOBRA and Day of the Dead.
”My upcoming album is toothless, an empty-headed facade. It has no guts and doesn’t have a leg to stand on. It is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. It never wins. It moans and groans, rolls its eyes and twists its head. The mouth gapes and chomps. The arms flail about in frustration. Every year we do it in. We string it up and burn it down in a blaze of fireworks. At last, it is gone, taking with it all our troubles for another whole year.”
Film: LA JETÉE (a.k.a Terassen/The Pier /The Jetty)
I helgen dog den fantastiska filmskaparen Chris Marker, på sin 91års dag i hans hem i Paris. Vi hyllar honom genom att visa hans inflytelserika mästerverk La Jetée från 1962. Filmen utspelar sig i en postapokalyptisk värld efter tredje världskriget där överlevare experimenterar med tidsresor. Filmen består nästan enbart av stillbilder. Denna film inspererade Terry Gilliams film till att göra De 12 apornas armé 1996.
”Chris Marker, a visionary French filmmaker who inspired modern science fiction, died Sunday at the age of 91. News of his death was confirmed this morning.
Marker’s most famous film, the 1962 dystopian masterpiece La Jetée (The Jetty), was an inspiration to many leading science fiction authors, including William Gibson and the late J.G. Ballard. The quietly powerful, minimalist movie, comprised almost exclusively of numerous black-and-white stills and clocking in at about 28 minutes, was a direct inspiration for Terry Gilliam’s 1995 thriller 12 Monkeys.
Marker’s film takes place in a post-apocalyptic Paris, shortly after the nuclear holocaust of World War III. Paris is ravaged: Streets are covered in radioactive rubble, buildings are blown out and the Arc de Triomphe has been split in half. Almost everyone is dead or missing. Only a few people survive, hidden in the labyrinthine tunnels underneath the decimated city. One hardy survivor is chosen to save the present — by traveling in time to his memories of the pre-war past, and to the future.
“First viewing of La Jetee was astonishingly visceral, poetic, profound,” Gibson wrote Monday on Twitter after hearing of Marker’s death. “Immeasurable impact on everything I’ve written.” Gibson added that he first saw La Jetée in a film-history course at the University of British Columbia in the early 1970s.
Ballard previously praised La Jetée in an essay he wrote on the film. “This strange and poetic film, a fusion of science fiction, psychological fable and photo-montage, creates in its unique way a series of bizarre images of the inner landscapes of time,” he enthused.
Marker, whose real name was Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve, seemed pleased with the attention his work attracted later in his life. “Certainly, for me 12 Monkeys is a magnificent film,” said Marker in a rare interview with French newspaper Libération in 2003.
Marker was modest, calling La Jetée a piece of “automatic writing.”
“It was in the editing that the pieces of the puzzle came together, and it wasn’t me who designed the puzzle,” he said. “I’d have a hard time taking credit for it. It just happened, that’s all.”
Marker was also prolific, making several impressive films over the course of his long lifetime, including Le Mystère Koumiko (1965), A Grin Without a Cat (1977) and Sans Soleil (1983). He created several films in homage to his favorite directors, including A.K. (a 1985 tribute to Akira Kurosawa) and One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (1999), for Andrei Tarkovsky. He also experimented with CD-ROMs and digital multimedia installations later in his life, in works like Immemory (1998)”
- Geeta Dayal, Wierd.com