The Dekmantel Festival Conference is here!
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The Dekmantel Festival Conference is here!

July 17


After last year's succes, we present the second edition of our Dekmantel Festival Conference in happy cooperation with Resident Advisor in the stunning EYE Filmmuseum. We've invited many beloved artists from our festival to dig deeper within the music culture we are also fond of. All information and the full program can be found below!

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Program Dekmantel Festival 2018 EYE FILMMUSEUM

1330-1730 - Cinema 1 - Conference - Talks 

1) RA Exchange with Legowelt
RA invites the Dutch Westcoast icon and producer extraordinaire Legowelt for an extended conversation.

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2) Marketing yourself as an artist in 2018: Varg, Sassy J, Hieroglyphic Being
The panel will feature three artists and will be focused around marketing yourself as an artist in 2018, using digital media, personal feelings around social media in 2018 and projections for the future.

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3) RA Exchange with Clark
A carreerspanning talk with one of WARP’s key artists.

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4) The Art Of DJing / with John Talabot and Elena Colombi
RA takes its popular feature format to the stage, bringing together two DJs with contrasting approaches to uncover the nuances of their craft.

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1730-1900 - Cinema 1 - Conference - Film Screening: Revolution of Sound. Tangerine Dream

‘Tangerine Dream is science fiction!’ declares band leader Edgar Froese who died in January, 2015 aged 70. For almost fifty years he and his band ‘Tangerine Dream’ explored sound and its effect on our emotions. This film about one of Germany’s first electronic bands kicks off with the young Berlin musicians who were as inspired by the space age of the 1960s, with its rocket launchings and visions of the future, as they were by their own heartbeat, on which Froese also based compositions. Aided by the Moog and other synthesisers Froese (and various band members) revolutionised popular music. The Film is a blend of amateur footage, interviews with band members, relatives, friends and colleagues such as Jean-Michel Jarre that creates a comprehensive portrait of an artistic pioneer.

The film will be introduced by Bianca Froese-Acquaye, who will read a short fragment out of Edgar Froese's Autobiography “Force Majeure“.

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1930-2030 - Cinema 1 - Conference - RE:VIVE w/ Suzanne Kraft, Parrish Smith, Jordan GCZ, and upsammy.
Following the nostalgia drenched debut of Jonny Nash’s new score for the seminal Dutch film, Sky Over Holland at last year's edition, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative and Dekmantel team up again for a new slew of re-imagined film scores from some of the Netherlands foremost musicians. Pulled from the vaults of EYE Film Museum and Sound and Vision, Parrish Smith, upsammy, Jordan GCZ (Jordash) and Suzanne Kraft will compose brand new works for 3 Dutch and 1 German experimental animation films.

All films, visually mesmerising, vibe with each producers’s characteristics. The rigid yet flowing instrumentation of Jordan GCZ, upsammy’s pastoral rhythmic house, Suzanne Kraft’s somber lushness and Parrish Smith’s destructed opus all offer modern yet appropriate accompaniment for the films. Debuted for the first time, at EYE Film Museum, each producer will try their hand at composing for moving image, to craft a new sonic narrative for an oft ignored film finally brought back to life.

Program and films:
Jordan gcz - So Soon, George Singer (1974)
Suzanne Kraft - Prelude 28, Vladimir Murtin (1975)
upsammy - Uit het rijk der kristallen, J.C. Mol (1927)
Parrish Smith - Opus II, III, IV, Walter Ruttmann (1915)

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2100-2230 - Cinema 1 - Conference - Film Screening + Talk: Phantom Kino Ballett - Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny
Phantom Kino Ballett is an audiovisual drama by Lena Willikens and Sarah Szczesny. On stage the artists perform an hallucinogenic audio mix to an experimantal music video, combining quotations of movie scenes, interview extracts and spoken word with painting and collage in motion and including club refences like strobe light and smoke machine. Phantom Kino Ballett is sound fragment and black theatre, Holly Woodlawn´s nervous breakdowns, Taros arpeggiated anime, Mario Montez´ mobilee, Maria Callas´ chiffre and Anna Oppermanns eyelashes. During Dekmantel Festival's Thursday, Lena Willikens & Sarah Szczesny will screen the official film from their performance at EYE Filmmuseum and will discuss the project with the public. 

The Dekmantel Festival Conference is here!