Doors open 17:30
Show starts at 18:00
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Join amiina for their latest adventure, Fantômas. They will perform a live score set to a silent masterpiece from 1913 to coincide with the album release of Fantômas, out on November 25th.
The score Fantômas premiered in Paris in 2013 at the prestigious, Théâtre du Châtelet, where amiina, together with musicians James Blackshaw, Tim Hecker, Loney Dear and Yann Tiersen, took part in a special Halloween event, celebrating the centenary of the Fantômas series, directed by the French film director Louis Feuillade in 1913 – 1914. The Fantômas series – in five parts – ran for six hours with every musician/ band providing their new live score for the series, the music commissioned by Yann Tiersen who curated the event.
Halloween especially fitting for this occasion that revolved around Fantômas, the sadistic and ruthless serial killer, the lord of terror and genius of evil who initially came to live in the crime fictions of French writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre in 1911. A huge success right from the beginning, Fantômas is an early example of the interplay between avant-garde intellectual and emerging mass culture, he was to appear in various films, television and comic book adaptations throughout the century but also highly regarded by the French avant garde of the 1920’s, especially the surrealists, e.g. René Magritte and Guillame Apollinaire, the latter stating that “from the imaginative standpoint Fantômas is one of the richest works that exist.”
When the magical, somewhat fragile sound world of amiina meets the lord of terror something unexpected and truly magical happens. Do step in.
Fantômas is Released by Mengi.