Projects

2008

APHIDS REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL & AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR THE MOVING IMAGE

APHIDS REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL

A DYNAMIC NEW SERIES OF SCREENINGS THAT COMBINE LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES WITH THE MOVING IMAGE

“The eclectic Aphids Reel Music program provided inventive explorations of the interplay between live music and visuals.” For full review see here

APHIDS in conjunction with ACMI presented the inaugural APHIDS Reel Music Festival, a new series of performance screenings combining live music and moving image, which took place at ACMI Cinemas in Melbourne’s Federation Square.

Exclusive to the festival was the first Australian appearance of Tokyo-based trio, d.v.d. two drummers and a video artist playing interactive drumkit-triggered video games. Recorder player Genevieve Lacey and guitarist Geoffrey Morris performed with short films ranging from surrealist classics to comic strip animation. APHIDS Reel Music Festival also featured Ensemble Offspring’s first Melbourne concert, premiering Louise Curham’s hand-processed Super 8-based film, Waiting to turn into puzzles.

APHIDS REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL PROGRAMME:

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE, 7 PM

Chauvel Theatre, Cinema in Sydney:
Waiting to Turn Into Puzzles
Performed by Ensemble Offspring

THURSDAY 26 JUNE, 8 PM

Waiting to Turn Into Puzzles
Ensemble Offspring’s first Melbourne concert, premiering film artist Louise Curham’s hand-processed Super 8-based work.
Recorded by ABC Classic FM for broadcast and online download.

FRIDAY 27 JUNE, 8PM

Un Reve du Papillon
Australian Premiere performed by Japanese violinist Yasutaka Hemmi and harpist Keiko Matsumura

Skin Quartet 
Performed by Japanese violinist Yasutaka Hemmi and members of Melbourne string quartet, Silo with video projection by contemporary visual artist Louisa Bufaderci.

SATURDAY 28 JUNE, 8PM

Cryptomnesia
World Premiere of a new work composed by David Young, performed by percussionist Eugene Ughetti and Yasutaka Hemmi

d.v.d. (Tokyo)
APHIDS presents the Australian premiere and exclusive appearance of Tokyo’s d.v.d – two drummers and a video artist performing a unique blend of interactive drumkit-triggered video games.

SUNDAY 29 JUNE , 4PM

Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagspuk)
Recorder player Genevieve Lacey & guitarist Geoffrey Morris perform world premiere performances of new musical scores composed by Italian composer Maurizio Pisati, with short films ranging from surrealist classics by German film maker Hans Richter, and comic strip animation by video artist Max Bertola.

ACMI
Federation Square
25 – 29 June

REVIEWS: 
RealTime and Onscreen
Resonate Magazine

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