Holocene and Church of Film present...
FIN DE CINEMA: Short films of Jiri Barta with original live scores by:
WL (Scoring Club of the Laid Off), S.E.C.R.E.T.S. (Aaron from Nurses) & Magisterial (Scoring the Pied Piper), Haste (Scoring The Last Theft)
Thu Jul 26
This event is 21 and over
Join us for another installment of our recurring live film score series FIN DE CINEMA! This edition is a co-curation between Holocene and beloved screening series Church of Film, and is an evening showcasing the transfixing, haunting and wildily inventive animated short films of Czech director Jiri Barta, with new lives scores composed and performed by Portland musicians.https://www.holocene.org/event/1713643/
The band’s first single ‘Impermanent’ b/w ‘No Escape‘ was released in the summer of 2012. It was recorded on a 1/4″ Tascam 388 and released as a limited edition 7″. Impermanent is a meditation on the consequences of existing in a prolonged state of imbalance. No Escape was written during a sensory deprivation session, part of a series of sessions for which the band had traded an ambient piece. These visceral, yearning songs provided the band with an anchor to which they have tethered their shape shifting explorations.
Their first full length record ‘Hold’ expanded on the seed set by the Impermanent single. Hold’s fraying, distorted guitar and thunderous, driving rhythms created droned out, satiating compositions while Misty Mary’s airy vocals centered the listener. Hold was recorded on an Otari MX5050 1/2″ tape machine and released on cassette in July of 2013. The band toured behind this record in 2013 and 2014 and have sold out of physical copies.
The lunar and oceanic music of their second full length record, Light Years, continues to see the band’s sound develop. The textures are detailed and intimate, and the energy is focused. The album grows in large periodic swells characteristic of the elemental forces within nature and society that inspired the work. The album was written in one week and was originally composed for a live performance alongside the French surrealist animation, Gandahar by Rene Laloux. The band recorded the basic tracks at home and recorded vocals and overdubs in a small blue A-frame on the Oregon Coast.
After the recordings were completed the band still felt that the music’s original relationship to the visual elements of the animation had added a critical dimension to the work. They reached out to local artists and began a two year long collaboration which has resulted in the visual album, Light Years. The videos for Light Years were each produced using unique methods highlighting the distinct character of each song. Stereoscopic photography, 16mm film, stop motion animation, digital collage, slow motion film, dance, and 3d point cloud scanning techniques were all employed for the movie.
“Annabelle”, the first single on the album, reflects the artist’s growth in shaping the band’s sound into something unique, minimal, and distinctive. “Annabelle" is Haste’s second release in two years and their very first full length album.
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