Tegenlicht / Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (Blue Vinyl)
Nous'klaer Audio and Sound & Vision's RE:VIVE initiative have teamed up for the third and final LP in their film scoring trilogy. Capping off with a soundtrack made for a progressive, angular take on a color-soaked, geometric educational archival film. Combined with a soundtrack for a film that is a personal intensifier to the city of Rotterdam, which is the home of Nous'klaer Audio.
The collaboration invites two musicians to compose for these archival films from the collection of Sound & Vision, the national media archive of the Netherlands. This final instalment features through and through Rotterdammer, Kems Kriol and the Amsterdam based Turkish composer, pianist and DJ Loradeniz.
Kems Kriol accompanies the amateur documentary collage film ''Rotterdam in de Jaren 90'', a dark period of strife, economic and social crisis for the now booming metropolis, with the compassion and empathy of someone who experienced those years first-hand but with enough time removed to reflect with heart.
Loradeniz angularly and precisely moves her way through the delicate film ''Tegenlicht'', a surprisingly colorful and fluid educational film about painting, a bold juxtaposition that propels the film into the 2020s.
Side A, Tegenlicht (English: back lit) is a 1969 education film by Ton Gramsbergen. The short meditative film, follows stained glass artist Leo Hofman through his entire workflow to create beautifully abstract stained glass window panes. Loradeniz?angularly and precisely moves her way through the delicate Tegenlicht creating a bold juxtaposition that propels the film into the 2020s. Employing processed vocal work, deep dry kicks, and jarring percussion-- reminiscent of scratching glass-- Loradeniz's haunting modernization suits the cinema and the club equally, a testament to the rising composer's fluid versatility and creative prowess as a musical pantomath.
Side B, Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 directly contrasts the zoomed in artistry of Tegenlicht. The amateur documentary Super 8 footage captures Rotterdam in one of its most tumultuous times from police brutality, poverty, drugs, violence, racism and the city's ongoing architectural modernization. Kems Kriol, who lived in Rotterdam during this time period, brings a deeply emotional weight to the Ed Millecam amateur documentation, as an artist with the compassion and empathy of who experienced those years first-hand but with enough time removed to reflect with heart. Kems Kriol's influences from modern and avant garde composers, jazz, acid bass lines and field recording Kems Kriol made at different locations featured in the film equate to a musical collage wholly comparable to the city's diverse population.
The prior installments in this series featured Nous'klaer Audio staples, Ranie Ribeiro, Mattheis, Thessa Torsing (upsamy) and Tammo Hesselink.
- 01 Loradeniz - Tegenlicht (preview)
- 02 Loradeniz - Tegenlicht (preview)
- 03 Loradeniz - Tegenlicht (preview)
- 04 Loradeniz - Tegenlicht (preview)
- 05 Loradeniz - Tegenlicht (preview)
- 06 Kems Kriol - Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (preview)
- 07 Kems Kriol - Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (preview)
- 08 Kems Kriol - Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (preview)
- 09 Kems Kriol - Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (preview)
- 10 Kems Kriol - Rotterdam in de Jaren 90 (preview)
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