Roffa Mon Amour + RE:VIVE x Nous’klaer
(films from the archive )
. • . • BIT club
Date: 23 September 2022
Location: BIT Rotterdam
Door opens 20:00
Film starts 21:00
After party: 00:00 at BIT
On Friday 23 September we’re going to host a unique cinematic experience!
The screening is indoor because of expected rain.
Together with RE:VIVE, an initiative that gives new life to archival audiovisual material, and the record label Nous’klaer, we’re going to present 6 shorts with new film scores by Thessa Torsing x Sjoerd Martens, Mattheis, Tammo Hesselink, Ranie Ribeiro, Kems Kriol, Loradeniz.
A growing cast of electronic and experimental musicians are redefining contemporary film and television music. In an effort to provide opportunities for the wild talent pool of producers in the Dutch electronic music scene, RE:VIVE, an initiative by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and Nous’klaer partnered to commission artists across all genres to compose new music for archival films from the Sound & Vision collection.
Thessa Torsing (upsammy) and Sjoerd Martens are now a dynamic A/V duo, but their first commission, Zeekasteel for Museumnacht Amsterdam 2018 is a nostalgic wash of melancholic saxophones and recut films about the making of the doomed ship, the MS Oranje. Tammo Hesselink’s percussive accompaniment (first commissioned by RE:VIVE, The Rest is Noise and Eye Filmmuseum) for the renowned dadist film Ballet Mécanique illustrates the DJ/Producer’s uncanny knack for driving rhythms, patience and pacing. Mattheis and Ranie Ribeiro split the 1977 film Het Jaar Rond (Jan van Keulen). Mattheis offering a piano laden meditation on polder life and his upbringing in Goeree Overflakkee, South-Holland.
Ranie Ribeiro displays his talents as a harpist for the first time, grounding Het Jaar Rond in the present in lieu of reminiscing.
Kems Kriol, a true Rotterdammer accompanies the amateur documentary collage film Rotterdam in de Jaren 90s, 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. Lora Deniz angularly and precisely moves her way through the delicate Tegenlicht, a surprisingly colorful and fluid educational film about painting, a bold juxtaposition that propels the film into the 2020s.
All together, the night’s films and music show the boundless breadth of talent within the Dutch electronic music scene, a calling-card for filmmakers in NL reminding them to look beyond the typical stables of talent.