Live soundtrack: Segundo de Chomon | Offscreen
A hundred years ago (1905-1911) Spanish director Segundo de Chomon – special-effects genius, phantasmagorical cinema pioneer and arch-rival to Mélies - directed a large number of brilliant short films. In 2012 Louislouis (musician/composer of post Belgian music, pupil of Frédéric Rzewski, presenter of Funk Sinatra and ever-curious music lover) joins Truna (violin builder/musician/composer of eccentric Spanish music and collaborator of Pierre Bastien) decide to rediscover Chomon's short films. The outcome is an astonishing post-modern piece, a clever melange of traditional-futuristic and prehistoric-electronic music. Their accompaniment alternates between a commentary, a satanic dance and a dreamlike stroll – all perfectly attuned to Chomon's spirit. Don't miss a unique chance to watch giant frogs dance on the screen to exhilarating live music!
Exhilarating, colourful musicians LouisLouis (B) and Truna (ES) translate into live music the giant frogs and phantasmagorical madness of Segundo de Chomon, the Spanish arch-rival of Méliès. Worlds colliding majestically and the chance to experience a journey into intertemporal lunacy.