Re-scoring the lost shorts from the communist era and dancing to Romanian’s finest sounds. w/ Europalia
20:30 Kinema Ikon (screenings)
22:00 Hun Hun (concert)
23:00 Khidja and Mihai Balabas (audiovisual concert)
00:00 Eirwud Mudwasser (dj set) (> 03:00)
Beursschouwburg and the Europalia Arts Festival are teaming up. You can catch the world premiere of the lost shorts by the legendary art collective Kinema Ikon, re-scored by Belgian and Romanian artists as Inne Eysermans, Ben Bertrand and Céline Gillain. Also on the programme: live audiovisual show by Bucharest’s best kept secret Khidja and a DJ set by the young Romanian producer Eirwud Mudwasser. For fans of adventurous electronica!
The artists of the collective Kinema Ikon have found ways to access and recycle bits of film tape from the days of censorship and exorbitant state-control. The artists made collages with the leftovers of 16mm tape that had been mostly used for propaganda films and created a series of experimental films of rare beauty. Hence the unofficial character of these shorts, no soundtracks could be composed. EUROPALIA has asked 5 Romanian and 5 Belgian artists to rescore a selection of 10 short films.
- Bird Hunting (Emanuel Țeț, 1980) - rescored by Ben Bertrand
- Pulsions (Marcela Muntean, 1983) - rescored by Céline Gillain
- Self-portrait (Iosif Stroia, 1984) - rescored by Velvet C
- Cut-ups (George Sabau, 1980-85) - rescored by Inne Eysermans
- Spring-coming Effects (Ioan Pleș, 1978) - rescored by Maxime Jacobs
- Alone With The Snow (Romulus Budiu, 1975) - rescored by Selfmademusic
- Autopsy Of Forgiveness (Ioan T. Morar, 1977) - rescored by Iancu Dumitrescu
- Subliminal Exercise (Alexandru Pecican, 1979) - rescored by Dyslex
- Beginning Of Coherence (Valentin Constantin, 1981) - rescored by Monica Vlad
- Liquid Landscape (Viorel Simulov, 1988) - rescored by Makunouchi Bento
A love story between twin brothers (Jimmy and Noe Moens) experimenting with synthesizers throughout arabic melodies. Their music explore an old universe made of old Turkish movies.
KHIDJA AND MIHAI BALABAS
The duo Khidja take their name from a number by the American, latin-influenced funk band Mandrill. That’s where the similarities end, though; these Bucharest underground favourites have created an extremely personal blend of Turkish disco, futuristic dance, traditional lautareasca and kraut from another universe. For Europalia, Khidja are hitting the ground running, accompanying their performance with impressive projections.
Eirwud Mudwasser is the alias of the young Romanian producer and DJ Vlad Matei. He combines new beat, dub, tribal house, Berlin-school electronica and left-field Balearic to create an eclectic whole. On his debut 12”, released on Balearic Social, Matei seeks out a balance between warm, organic sounds and complex arrangements for classic synths.