This year’s REC. Festival is more than the music program at Friday and Saturday. The festival has been extended by two days.
We kick off on Wednesday November 1st with two special movies at Kino Rotterdam. Both reflect the REC. spirit in their own way. First up is A Life in Waves, a documentary about the life of Synth Pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Ciani pushed boundaries, by being the first solo composer for a Hollywood production (The Incredible Shrinking Woman) and by being the creator of the famous Coca-Cola ‘plop’ sound. The distinct sound made when opening a bottle, used in countless commercials. After this, you can stay at Kino for the next screening of the night; Kuso, a film by electronic artist Flying Lotus. Horror and surrealism go hand in hand in this film, described by The Verge as ‘The most disguisting film ever made’.
Thursday the 2nd of November, two artists will collaborate on an audiovisual performance in Transport. Again, Suzanne Ciani makes an appearance. In a darkened space, she will play a modular synthesizer set. Dutch artist Nick Verstand then uses the voltages coming from her synth system to transform sound envelopes, rhythms and spatial dynamics into light parameters. Light and sound surrounds the audience, expanding beyond a regular performance set-up. Artists, installation and audience occupy the space together.
The show will be live broadcasted by Powwow. Read more here.
Note that only 50 tickets are left for this show!