Het Ketelhuis Program
Pazzanistraat 4, 1014 DB Amsterdam
Saturday September 7th
Hearing the Image, Seeing the Sound: the Importance of Synesthesia in Cinema
Panel- Free to the Public! But reserve your spot here:
Why is John Williams and other composers of epic scores considered the “classical” musicians of modern times? What would Star Wars be without the iconic music? Why do sometimes we a see a film and the music instead upstages the story and is ill-fitting? The delicate art of scoring music for film or writing diegetic musical number is often under-appreciated by many who have concluded that film is just about image…however, ever since the days of the Silent’s…music has always been utilized to convey emotion and meaning. What exactly is sound design?
Stephen Trask, the Grammy nominated musician for his work on the musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, will discuss his process in collaborating with John Cameron Mitchell for writing the film and how flawlessly the dialogue blends with the music to create the powerful resonance we experience when watching.
Sound designers and composers Donna Kavanagh, Manifesto alumni all the way from New Zealand, and new member of the festival family with his short, The Overcoat, composer Jetse De Jong, will join in on the discussion and also take questions from the audience.
Princess of the Row
Dir. Max Carlson (USA,2019)
Starring: Edi Gathegi, Tayler Buck and Martin Sheen
Run Time 1 hr 25 min
Constructed Identities Panel
Free to the Public! But reserve your spot here:
-Identity is an elusive concept. We feel we must define ourselves using a relatively small selection of roles and conscious character traits, even if none accurately represents our notion of “Self.” The confusion surrounding our true natures is further compounded by the fact that society regularly asks us to suppress so much of our emotional, intellectual, and spiritual vibrancy.-
How has digital media and technology fostered or burdened these expressions of individuation?
The 1980s cyberpunk movement, with William Gibson’s Neuromancer as the apotheosis, thrilled science fiction audiences with dystopian visions of society completely transformed by digital technologies. Today in 2019, global society is transitioning into a universal culture dominated by these cyber spaces and in turn, the very term identity has metamorphosed into something that challenges how we previously defined humanity. Currently we are experiencing a significant epoch of change.
Professional You Tuber, Tatiana Pirogova, Professional Twitch Content Creator, Shanna Zwart, Fandom and pop culture PhD scholar, Neta Yodovich and Television and Radio broadcaster and sci-fi scholar, Laura de La O form a generationally and culturally diverse perspective in this engaging discussion and exploration of these questions. This forum is open to the public in hopes we can navigate where our species is headed in our connection or disconnection to those sitting near us, or thousands of miles away. Be prepared for some heated and enlightening debate!