Reanimation: Phantasmagoria | LONDON
Colliding Lines return with Reanimation, our bi-monthly live soundtrack evening held at New River Studios, North London.
This month we explore the phantasmagoria of 1900’s sci-fi and fantasy films – the magic of hand-tinted films, retro futurism and early special effects, scored live by four different artists.
- Trip to the Moon / Voyage de la Luna, 1902.
- The Kingdom of the Fairies / Le Royaume des Fées, 1903.
- Wonderful Album / L’Album Merveilleux, 1905.
- The Tulips / Les Tulipes, 1907.
- The Frog / La Grenouille, 1908
- The Red Spectre / Le Spectre Rouge, 1907.
The programme features the work of film pioneers and stage magicians Georges Méliès and Segundo de Chomón, whose innovations in narrative and visual filmmaking are considered among some of the most influencial in film history.
We are excited to introduce the following soundtrack artists:
Georges Kaplan Presents… are a musical duo hailing from London’s gnarled and twisting streets, who in all things take their cue from their leader Georges Kaplan. A man of infinite mystery, very little is known about Georges’ true identity save for his love of a hot tempo and a predilection for strong bourbon. Forever on the run, with only his wits to keep him alive he always knows how to stay ahead of the game. A hustler? A master manipulator? A mere shadow? No one can say, although those who claim to know him best simply marvel at his impeccable taste and incalculable talent in outwitting any would-be detractors.
Hypnotique is a thereministe, electronic musician and auteur based in London whose lyrical subjects range from the apocalypse, post-feminism, erotic narrative and allotments. She’s performed solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe, worked with Gong and The Heliocentrics, toured the Amazon and annoyed Simon Cowell. For this performance she collaborates with electronics and experimental legend Cos Chapman, founder of the Rude Mechanicals. His recent work has included a performance at Berlin Musitecfest and live sound design for dance-theatre in Taipei.
Alexander Carson is a neoclassical, downtempo, composer and songwriter based in London UK. Carson spent the better part of 7 years as the lead singer, and songwriter for genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms. His debut single “Lovers” was released on the 4th of May via Round Table Records.
Far Rainbow were formed in London in 2014 by two old friends from Brighton. Improvising using drums, electronics, and whatever random household objects they could extract a noise from, Far Rainbow approached their arsenal of intonarumori as if they were alien artefacts or ritual paraphernalia, operating according to recursive logics only partly comprehensible.
199 Eade Rd
Harringay Warehouse District
Wednesday 6th June 2018, 8.30pm
Programmed by: Jules Leaño and Wesley Freeman-Smith
Poster design: Angharad Hengyu Owen