Sunday, June 30, 2019

CINESTHESIA

Since 2006 AUXXX has been bringing audiences in Berlin and Amsterdam unique evenings of music, film, dance, poetry and performance, specialising in programs with new and unexpected combinations. AUXXX specialises in combining diverse artists and their audiences in a special way, tapping into creative undercurrents and opening up new channels. Between September 2017 and June 2019 AUXXX organised a special series of film and music events together with Dr Claus Löser at Brotfabrik Kino in Berlin. Various approaches to composing for and playing to film were showcased - we tried to avoid the typical format of “improvised soundtrack to a silent movie” and instead challenged musicians to compose and perform on an equal footing with the films, sometimes using the original soundtracks as source material, other times playing a concert along with and in parallel to the film on screen.

CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERTS 001 - 012 / 2017 - 2019

BROTFRABIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1 - 13086 Berlin



*** THANXXX ***
to everyone involved for making this series happen:
artists, audience and staff at Brotfabrik
+ Musikfonds for supporting Screen Concerts 007 - 011







Cinesthesia audio collage on Soundcloud:



Cinesthesia photo album on Flickr:

Cinesthesia Screen Concerts 2017 - 2019

CINESTHESIA 2017 - 2019

001 THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2017

FILM: "THX 1138"
USA 1969 | 95min | 35mm | Director: George Lucas



LIVE MUSIC: HUB
Boris Hauf - saxophones, keyboards, electronics
Steve Heather - drums, electronics
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, electronics

auxxx.blogspot.com/2017/08/cinesthesia-brotfabrik

002 THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2017

FILM: "DER RIESE"
GERMANY 1983 | 82min | 16mm | Director: MICHAEL KLIER



LIVE MUSIC: VARG
Beat Keller - guitar
Julia Reidy - guitar

Q&A: director Michael Klier and Claus Löser

auxxx.blogspot.com/2017/11/der-riese

003 THURSDAY 25 JANUARY 2018

FILM: HÄXAN
Sweden 1922 | 107 minutes | Director: Benjamin Christensen



LIVE MUSIC:
Boris Hauf - keyboards, electronics
Alex Jezdinsky - drums

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/01/haxan

004 THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018

FILM: THEMROC
France 1973 | 1h 40min | Director: Claude Faraldo



LIVE MUSIC:
Joke Lanz - turntables

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/02/themroc

005 TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018

FILM: 1984
USA 1956| 90 minutes | Director: Michael Anderson



LIVE MUSIC:
Elliott Sharp - guitar

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/05/elliott-sharp-plays-1984

006 THURSDAY 9 AUGUST 2018

FILM: Penda's Fen
UK 1974 | 90 minutes | Writer: David Rudkin | Director: Alan Clarke



LIVE MUSIC: MINOR TOM
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, trumpet, electronics
Chris Long - keyboards, computer, electronics
Gianpaolo Peres - voice

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/07/pendas-fen

007 MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

FILM: Chappaqua
USA 1966 | 82 minutes | 35mm | Director: Conrad Rooks



LIVE MUSIC: GAMUT INC
Maciej Sledziecki - electric guitar Marion Wörle - laptop

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/09/gamut-play-chappaqua

008 THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER 2018

MAIN FILM: "Visions Of Suffering - Final Directors Cut"
Russia 2018 | 85 minutes | Director: Andrey Iskanov
Soundtrack: Zinc Room feat.Purple Eve, Beta Evers, Inconsolable Ghost



OPENING FILM: "TRANQUIL"
Japan 2007 | 17 minutes | 8mm film → video | Director: Makino Takashi

LIVE MUSIC: INCONSOLABLE GHOST channelled by:
Hilary Jeffery - trumpet, voice
Claus Löser - electric guitar
Zsolt Sőrés - viola, voice, electronics

Q&A: Jörg Buttgereit, Zsolt Sőrés and Claus Löser discuss sound design in horror films with special reference to the work of Andrey Iskanov

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/09/coming-soon-visions-of-suffering

009 THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER 2018

FILM: "SHOCK CORRIDOR"
USA 1963 | 101 minutes | Director: Samuel Fuller



LIVE MUSIC:
Yorgos Dimitriadis - drums, electronics
Andrea Parkins - accordion, electronics

auxxx.blogspot.com/2018/11/shock-corridor

010 THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019

FILM:"LE DERNIER COMBAT"
FRANCE 1983 | 92 minutes | Director: Luc Besson



BROTFABRIK KINO
LIVE MUSIC:
Boris Hauf - keyboards, electronics
Alex Jezdinsky - drums

auxxx.blogspot.com/2019/01/2019-le-dernier-combat

011 THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2019

MAIN FILM:
"MADE IN BRITAIN"
UK 1983 | 76min | Directed by Alan Clarke



MUSIC:
Kaffe Matthews - laptop

OPENING FILM: "In-situ Cinema"
UK 2016 | 6min | Directed by Maria Anastassiou and Julie Myers



auxxx.blogspot.com/2019/03/made-in-britain

012 FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019

MAIN FILM: "L'Age d'Or"
France 1930 | 63min | Written by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali | Directed by Luis Buñuel





LIVE MUSIC: XIU XIU
Simon Goff - violine, electronics
Angela Seo - keyboard, objects, electronics
Jamie Stewart - guitar, electronics

OPENING FILM: "Un Chant D'Amour"
France 1950 | 26min | Written and Directed by Jean Genet



LIVE MUSIC: MINOR TOM
Hilary Jeffery - trombone, electronics Gianpaolo Peres - voice

auxxx.blogspot.com/2019/04/xiu-xiu

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

XIU XIU - GENET - BRUNEL

AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present

CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERT 012

FRIDAY 21 JUNE 2019 @ 21:00

a very special Screen Concert to end the first Cinesthesia series



BROTFABRIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1
13086 BERLIN

XIU XIU and MINOR TOM
play live soundtracks to two classics of French Cinema

MAIN FILM:



"L'Age d'Or" | France 1930 | 63min | Written by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali | Directed by Luis Buñuel

LIVE MUSIC: XIU XIU

Jamie Stewart + Angela Seo + Simon Goff
vocals, guitar, keyboards, violin, electronics

xiuxiu.org
qujunktions.com/artists/xiu-xiu

OPENING FILM:



"Un Chant D'Amour" | France 1950 | 26min
Written and Directed by Jean Genet

LIVE MUSIC: MINOR TOM

Hilary Jeffery + Gianpaolo Peres
trombone, voice, electronics

TICKETS available from BROTFABRIK KINO:

brotfabrik-berlin.de



ARTIST INFO

XIU XIU


photo: Sharon Van Etten

Xiu Xiu is the conduit for the uncompromising and unnervingly personal musical works of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart, plus a roll call of collaborators both in studio and onstage. Formed in 2002 the current line-up consists of Stewart (the only constant member since formation), Angela Seo, Thor Harris, and Jordan Geiger. The band's name comes from the film Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl and has influenced the sound of their music according to Stewart. Xiu Xiu have released their new album titled 'Girl with Basket of Fruit' on February 8, 2019 via Polyvinyl.

xiuxiu.org
qujunktions.com/artists/xiu-xiu

MINOR TOM



Hilary Jeffery and Gianpaolo Peres started working together as Minor Tom in January 2016 in the wake of David Bowie’s departure. Their music plumbs the depths of blues and treads the lesser known path of dhrupad in a futuristic synthetic setting.

hiljef.com/news/band/minortom

Sunday, March 17, 2019

MADE IN BRITAIN

AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present

CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERT 011

THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2019 @ 21:00

FILM:
"MADE IN BRITAIN" | UK 1983 | 76min | Directed by Alan Clarke

BROTFABRIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1
13086 BERLIN

MUSIC:
KAFFE MATTHEWS - laptop, electronics



"Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His social worker, Harry Parker, tries to do his best, but Trevor is only interested when there's something that he can get out of it. The authorities within the centre try to make Trevor conform to the norms of society, but he takes no notice, and would rather speak in a torrent of four-letter words and racial abuse."

Quoted from IMDb.com

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"In-situ Cinema" | UK 2016 | 6min | Directed by Maria Anastassiou and Julie Myers

Over four weekends in July residents of Chester Road and Carlisle Road in Queen’s Park, Bedford joined artists Julie Myers and Maria Anastassiou for a series of filmmaking workshops in their outdoor filmmaking space. In-situ Cinema reflects the thoughts and ideas residents have about their local area - the defunct telephone box becomes a silver birch tree, a concrete wall becomes a magical gate into the park, speeding cars vanish and overgrown gardens become places for adventure. Commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts. Funded by Arts Council England, Bedford Borough Council and bpha.

bedfordcreativearts.org.uk

ARTIST INFO

MARIA ANASTASSIOU



Maria Anastassiou is an artist/filmmaker based in London. She uses analogue and digital media in moving image, social practice and curatorial projects. Her work is informed by experimental ethnographic approaches to documentary and structuralist film traditions. She is interested in the form and application of the filmmaking process as an entry point into responding to place, historical narrative, communities, individuals and other artists. Her films highlight the illusory space of the moving image and the material space of the surface employing the possibilities and limitations of the apparatus to self-reflective effect. Many of her projects are collaborative and defined by an exchange with other artists and the public, across disciplines and presentational platforms. Recent commissions: New Geographies (2018), Bedford Creative Arts (2016, 2017), Whitney Museum of American Art (2016), Creative Europe Program (2015-2017), Europe for Citizens (2014), Open Society Foundation (2014).

mariaanastassiou.tumblr.com

KAFFE MATTHEWS



Kaffe Matthews is a pioneering music maker who works live with space, data, things, and place to make new electroacoustic composition. The physical experience of music for the maker and listener has always been central to her approach and to this end she has also invented some unique interfaces, the sonic armchair, the sonic bed and the sonic bike that not only enable new approaches to composition for makers but give immediate ways in to unfamiliar sound and music for wide ranging audience. Violin, theremin, wild salmon, star maps, NASA scientists, sharks, children, solo walks and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have all sourced this growing body of works for sites such as concert hall, city street, basement club, gallery, theatre, living room, empty shop and the human body. Kaffe has also established the collectives Music for Bodies(2006) and The Bicrophonic Research Institute(2014) where ideas and techniques are developed within a pool of coders and artists using shared and open source approaches, publishing all outcomes online. Awards include a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship; Honorary Professor of Music at the Shanghai Music Conservatory; a BAFTA with Mandy McIntosh and Zeena Parkins; Distinction Prix Ars Electronica Sonic Bed_London, Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica cd cécile and she is the first woman to have received the Edgar Varèse guest professorship in computer music at TU Berlin. Kaffe has also been releasing solo works on Annette Works since 1996.

kaffematthews.net

JULIE MYERS



Julie’s works combines film, sound, photography, installation and digital media. Her work forms a response to people and place; exploring everyday ways that people make sense of their environment through memory, personal experience and the representation of stories. Past commissions have included: Lift The Lid - Isle of Wight, UK (2019); Bedford Creative Arts, UK ( 2017, 2016, 2014); Milton Keynes Gallery, UK (2017), Kunsthal, Arhaus, DK (2015); Creative Europe Programme (2015 -17); Arts Council England (2011, 2009, 2007); The British Council (2008); The British Film Institute (2000).

juliemyers.org.uk



Saturday, February 23, 2019

An Evening with Makino Takashi

AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present

AN EVENING WITH MAKINO TAKASHI

WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2019 @ 20:00


image: Makino Takashi

BROTFABRIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1
13086 BERLIN

FILMS

"Low Storm" 2009 | 16 minutes | Music by Lawrence English
"On Generation and Corruption" | 2017 | 26min | Music by Jim O'Rourke

interval

"while we are here" | 2009 | 15min | Music by Colleen
"The Picture from Darkness" | 2016 | 30min | Music by Simon John Fisher Turner

Q&A with Dr Claus Loeser (Brotfabrik) and director Makino Takashi

ARTIST INFO



Takashi Makino (b. 1978 ) is a Tokyo-based experimental filmmaker widely considered to be one of the most influential Japanese moving-image artists of his generation. After graduating from the the cinema department at Nihon University College of Art, he spent time honing his skills in the London-based studio of the Quay Brothers before moving back to Japan. His unique working process usually involves capturing representational footage of humans, nature, and urban life in various formats and then transforming these images radically during the editing stage. Through a process of layering, superimposition and other formal manipulations, these concrete images blend together into pulsating visual fields of organic abstraction in his finished works.

Makino regularly presents installations, screenings, and audio-visual performances of his work internationally, having appeared in over 120 cities to date. Recent engagements include: documenta 14, Athens, Greece (2017); Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria (2017); New York Film Festival, New York, USA (2014, 2017); Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2016); The Korean Film Archive, Seoul, Korea (2016); BFI IMAX Theatre, London, UK (2016); MoMAPS1, New York, USA (2013); San Francisco MoMA, USA (2009); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (2008). In 2012, he was awarded the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

makinotakashi.net

*** COMING UP *** on THURSDAY 28 MARCH 2019 @ 21:00

AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present

CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERT 011



FILM:
"MADE IN BRITAIN" | 1983 | 76min | Directed by Alan Clarke

MUSIC:
KAFFE MATTHEWS - laptop, electronics

Thursday, January 10, 2019

CINESTHESIA 2019 - LE DERNIER COMBAT

AUXXX + BROTFABRIK present

CINESTHESIA SCREEN CONCERT 010

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY 2019 @ 21:00



BROTFABRIK KINO
Caligariplatz 1
13086 BERLIN

FILM:
"LE DERNIER COMBAT"
FRANCE 1983 | 92 minutes | Director: Luc Besson

MUSIC:
BORIS HAUF - keyboards, electronics
ALEX JEZDINSKY - drums



ARTIST INFO

BORIS HAUF



Multi-intrumentalist, composer, producer and performer Boris Hauf plays saxophones, flutes, synths, organ, various computer-based applications, cymbals, bells, rudimentary guitar and sings. He composes for large and small ensembles, performance artists, film, radio, soloists, video and installation art. More than 50 releases on vinyl, CD, tape and online. He initiated and curated the annual composition festival Chicago Sound Map in Chicago and the concert series Playdate in Berlin and lectures at the University of the Arts in Berlin. Hauf tours worldwide in a variety of bands, ensembles as well as in various performative contexts and if necessary as a solo artist. Current bands include Clark, Owl & Mack, Postmarks, Next Delusion, The Peeled Eye. As performer and composer he collaborates closely with Choreographers Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher and many others with in the performance context. Boris is the keyboarder/multiinstrumentalist of legendary Austrian rock band “Naked Lunch”, owns and runs the independent record label shameless and lives in Berlin, Germany.

hauf.klingt.org
shamelessrecords.rocks

ALEX JEZDINSKY



Alex studied Jazz Drums at the Frankfurter Musikwerkstatt and Musikhochschule Köln with Rainer Rumpel and Keith Copeland. Ever since he started playing the drums at the age of 10 he has always been playing his own music in bands, as a singer and drummer. He has been giving lessons for more than 20 years now and is constantly expanding his palette as a composer, musician and educator. As a sought after studio musician, he has recorded with a large number of German artists and producers, and has been part of theatrical productions both as musician and actor. As a touring musician he extensively travelled across Europe, the US and China. He is a member of the legendary Austrian band Naked Lunch for 10 years now. He lives in Hamburg and is the proud father of his son Emil.

alex's youtube channel

the new Screen Concert series is made possible with support from MusikFonds