Kurant på TIFF
On Monday, 14 January 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 15 January 8:00 p.m.
Oslo 5 (with introduction by director Jorgen Johannessen Østbye)
Wednesday 16 January 8:00 p.m.
The Search for Animal Chin
Sprutbass (Live to Norwegian Slow Dance)
Thursday 17 January 8:00 p.m.
Brettkontroll (with introduction by director Emil Trier)
Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii (Live to Fantastic Planet)
Friday 18 January 8:00 p.m.
The Search for Animal Chin
Badlands x TIFF Party
Concert with Blót and Frost
World Premiere "Panoramic"
Norway Premiere "Shaun Palmer: The Miserable Champion"
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Saturday 19th January 8:00 p.m.
Dogtown and Z Boys
Reptile Master and Next Life (Live cinema)
Aurora cinema Focus
Sprutbass live to Norwegian Slow Dance
Several evenings during TIFF you are invited to different cinematic experiences at Kurant. We have asked a few musicians to choose movies they would like to present and compose new music for. Wednesday Sprutbass will play extremely danceable music to a very slow motion film. The film lasts about ten minutes, and is followed immediately by a live set.
Sprutbass, or Eivind Henjum which is his real name, is a central artist on the fresh and exciting sqweee-scene, which he entered with his debut release Ulykke (Accident) on the Hamar-based record company Dødpop in 2008. With nods to European synth- and dance music, from old Klaus Schulze to Kraftwerk, the guy from Hamar has created a unique sound in a genre he calls "Schengen funk."
The music can be described as a mix of European electronica and funk mixed with analog synthesizers. The whole thing is of course extremely danceable. With his synthesizers and heavy beats Sprutbass has set fire to dance floors worldwide with concerts and club gigs in cities like New York, Brighton, Paris, Vienna and Barcelona.
In Norway he has played at festivals like Øya and Slottsfjell, but his biggest festival appearance so far is undoubtedly his concert at Roskilde Festival last year, where he set the attendance record for the festivals electronica scene. Here he managed to make a large audience go crazy to OLD synths and samples - at four o'clock in the afternoon!
For TIFF Sprutbass will do a live show with newly composed music to excerpts from the music video Norwegian Slow Dance. Parts of the film is shot with a Phantom camera with up to a thousand frames per second (compared to the normal 24 fps).
Sprutbass uses footage from Karl Erik Brøndbo and Solfrid Kjetsaa. They also did his previous music video, and has worked with the film Tuba Atlantic, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Film. Brøndbo and Kjetsaa also won the "student-oscar 'for the same film in 2011, and has won numerous awards for other music videos. Brøndbo is a photographer and Kjetsaa primarily works as a production designer.
Splash Bass, official video for Norwegian dance: http://vimeo.com/48483069
Splash Bass on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sprutbass/147828035318902?ref=hl
Splash Bass on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/sprutbass
TOMORROW WE MOVE TO HAWAII with FANTASTIC PLANET
On Thursday the Oslo-based band Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii (TWMTH) will present music for an excerpt of 12 minutes from the French animated film FANTASTIC PLANET (1973).
TWMTH describes their choice of film like this: "This French classic is an absurd, beautiful and brutal film. The strange atmosphere that goes from being friendly and naive to brutal warfare, the perspective where a tamed man is not dangerous while many wild people together constitutes a major threat to this planet of Sauvage, is fascinatingly portrayed. We saw the film, started playing to it and was moved by this mixture of colorful landscapes, cold undertone and overbearing concortions. The aesthetics are nostalgic, but also embraces an unknown future. This eternal longing for 'somewhere else, where everything is better' is something we can easily relate to. "
Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii was born in Berlin, were rebellious in Amsterdam and has grown up in Oslo. The duo consists of Brox and Stranger and plays dark and irresistible electro-trash-pop with a raw in-your-face attitude, energetic and aggressive but simultaneously cool and laidback.
TWMTH had not even had time to think about live performances before they were picked up by the underground scenes in Berlin, Amsterdam, London and Oslo. In its first year of life the duo played several concerts and developed their live expression. Among the highlights were performances at Nordic by Nature (DE), Oddstream Festival (NL), and Øyanatt (N).
Brox 'melodic and hypnotic synths and Strangers uncompromising live performance makes TWMTH an unpredictable and captivating experience. Tomorrow We Move To Hawaii gets you dancing to slack, sweaty synth noise. They are releasing a new EP in March 2013
TWMTH online: http://twmth.com/
TWMTH on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TWMTH
TWMTH on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/#brilliance/tomorrow-we-move-to-hawaii-3
Trailer for FANTASTIC PLANET: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgCxCZNkQ9E
REPTILE MASTER and NEXT LIFE with LIVE CINEMA
Saturday will be an evening of metal and video games with Reptile Master and Next Life.
Reptile Master plays a deep and slow kind of metal. Focusing on a lot of bass and "primal" riffs we try to let the audience feel a concert in their entire bodies. They are inspired by doom / drone / sludge metal.
The band consists of Mark Kjelstrup Andreassen (guitar), Steinar Haugan (drums), Rolf Ole Rydeng Jenssen (bass & vocals), Nicolay Tufte Østvold (bass & vocals), Øystein Midtgård Johansen (guitar). The members are active musicians who are involved in other bands like Jabba The Butt, Betablok, Pushing Device, Die a Legend and River To Aintry.
Reptile Master has played five concerts in Tromso and recently recorded a self-produced EP.
Next Life (1999) plays instrumental prog rock of an extremely hard variant. They are known in Europe and the US for their very precise live shows, and their unique sound where analog instruments meet the extreme digital-cynical. They mention inspirations like Matt Gray (Last Ninja), Michiru Yamane (Castlevania series) as well as hardcore bands like Earth Crisis (USA) and Turmoil (USA). For this occasion Next Life gives us an exclusive show where they present battle scenes from the role-playing video game Final Fantasy 7, accompanied, of course, by their own music!
Photos: Camilla Fagerli