It’s been a year since Live Soundtrack had first hit the vaults of Drugstore ; returnal deemed to be spellbinding and worth the wait. This time around, gourmet of avant-flavoured visual delights is consisted of mournful tributes to recently passed canadian experimental filmmakers Josephine Massarella and Robert Todd ; we’re also screening one of the highlights of last year’s edition of Center for Cultural Decontamination’s Unforeseen festival – a poem of visual decay and interrupted radio signals, Mike Rollo’s “Farewell Transmission”. One of the hidden gems of Belgrade’s techno scene, Cyan, will be playing his recently released EP “Ascension” with a visual counterpart designed to engulf and swarm your senses. Designated party-madhatter Yva & the Toy George is coming from Rome to rock your world in a rendition of her second LP “Slavia Divinorum”, a still unheralded masterpiece of hot multicultural rhythms, wacky pop-cultural references and feminist and queer tropes explored via electro-pop.
And much much more! Join us for another night of audio-visual sorcery and lucid dreaming ending with a frenetic dancing queen climax!
Live Soundtrack is the longest running monthly audio-visual happening in Belgrade, organized by the film lab and analog film initiative Kino Pleme. Focusing on rarely seen and recently (re)discovered works of short experimental cinema and animation around the globe, we’re also leaning towards the archives of cine clubs to find some hidden jewels and to inspire their possible (re) appraisal. Along with (expanded) cinema , we’re exploring different facets of local electronic, ambient and electro-acoustic music, already historically linked to providing scores to some of the more forward thinking works of cinema.
YVA & THE TOY GEORGE / Plays “Slavia Divinorum”
Serbo-italian M.I.A making protest love songs , while dancing and polyphonic singing with the pygmies in the streets of Congo . A long lost member of Raincoats discovering Lora Logic’s passion for jovial exotica interspersed with freaky cumbia. Yugo-Swedish disco queen permanently in love with the doppelganger singer of Plavi Orkestar fighting the troups of species of macho turbotronicus in Serbistan. Wicked pagan witch unleashing her electro spells over a bed of heretical habibi passions from One Thousand and One Nights. Symbiosis of woman and machine, tropical and synthetical fruit, in technicolor, comes back to to make us scream, sweat, and burst in joy, while performing her new LP “Slavia Divinorum” for the first time in Belgrade this year.
CYAN / Plays “Ascension” EP
Igor Maršićević is a graphic designer and electronic producer from Belgrade, who has two releases under his belt. By mixing Detroit techno influences with Southpacific and Balearic rhythms, and fusing vocal samples with deconstructed chill-out music he creates a fresh blend of melodic techno drenched in reverb and entrancing athmospheres. On his second EP Ascension he even chimes in a few echoes of Arthur Russell’s otherworldiness to keep us startled.
BEER VAN GEER & MARKO JEVTIĆ
Beer Van Geer is a media artist from Netherlands, who works in the fields of interactive biofeedback design. He develops systems that explore and explain the human world using various elements such as computer technology, visual/graphic design, and narratives. Been van Geer and his projects vary from websites to groundbreaking customized technology. Beer focuses on the interactive biofeedback design and the study of relations between physiology, geometry, sound, color, and harmony
Marko Jevtić, also known as one half of Belgrade’s electro-acoustic duo Ponton, builds layers upon layers of reverb, using acoustic guitar and repetition to open audience’s perception to his panorama of dream-like textures, a closer view of the mystical landscapes in the mist or mumbling inside fragile cloud forms.
Nom de plume of Ivan Tasić, a newcomer exploring monolithic structures of massive guitar drones and sustained tones saturated in fx exercises. His cinematic journeys turn out very vivid and engrossing, inciting a more warmer and organic approach than granular synthesis has to offer. He has released his first LP “Indignation” for local label Tribal Rajber earlier this year.
Asuuncion is ¼ of Live Soundtrack’s ensemble Old Soviet Dogs. Under this guise he’s veering off into more experimental and noisier territories, when not busy handling tremolo melodies drenched in nostalgia and bliss of slow decay.
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