KHAVN - Screening & Concert
DIGITAL IN BERLIN präsentiert
An evening with the mastermind from the Filippines
SCREENING + CONCERT
Khavn - composer, pianist, singer and low-flying superstar holding the world record for the longest-ever solo piano concert looks back on a career including 23 albums, 47 feature films and 112 short films in total. In October the mastermind from the Philippines turns to Berlin for a rare performance, presenting an excerpt of his impressive film works and playing live afterwards with Kontrakino Orchestra.
Khavn de la Cruz is an artist with an output that is singular in its fecundity, a prolix daily output that is off the charts.
Musician, poet, writer, filmmaker, Cruz is, however, most well-known as “the father of Philippine digital filmmaking.” -
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19:30 Screening (Einlass 19:00)
21:30 Konzert (einlass 20:30h)
vvk screening + konzert 12,10€ (inkl Gebühr) (Koka36)
vvk screening + konzert 13,00€ (inkl Gebühr) (Ticketbude)
AK konzert + kino 15,00-16,00€
AK konzert 12,00€
19:30 ACUD Kino
THIS IS NOT A LOST FILM BY KHAVN
Music by Khavn De La Cruz (piano/organ)
21:30 ACUD Club
Khavn & the Kontrakino Orchestra
feat Brezel Göring. Albumreleaseshow. Label: Fun in the church!
19.30 im ACUDkino
THIS IS NOT A LOST FILM BY KHAVN
Music by Khavn (piano/organ)
Featuring "The Lost Film Trilogy" which is composed of "FILIPINIANA", "ASWANG (1933)", and "JUAN TAMAD GOES TO THE MOON (1898)"; and an excerpt from "NITRATE: To The Ghosts Of The 75 Lost Philippine Silent Films (1912-1933)".
1. Film FILIPINIANA
Total Running Time: 13:27 / Year Released: 2016 / Featured Artists in Film: Khavn, Ian Lomongo, Robin Palmes, Raul Funilas, Kelly De La Cruz, Leocaccio XXIII
Synopsis: History is a dead cow in a funnel pretending to be a detuned bassoon serenading the moon halved by expectations not so great that new emperors bow their decapitated heads but 3 cakes are always better than 3 cents in this madly turning world peeking pecking ducktards for a midnight snack on the run.
2. Film ASWANG (1933)
Total Running Time: 7:22 / Year Released: 2017 / Featured Artists in Film: Khavn, Kristine Kintana, Daniel Palisa, Lily Nicolas-Cruz
Synopsis: The first film made in the Philippines to feature optically recorded sound was George Musser’s Ang Aswang (The Vampire). In 1932, Musser imported php 50,000 worth of optical sound equipment and turned his house into a studio. He spent a year shooting the film with Charles Miller as his cinematographer and William Smith as his soundman. Despite its Tagalog title, the film was actually recorded in Spanish and English. The film opened to acclaim at the Lyric on January 1, 1933; then at the Tivoli on January 4. Unfortunately, according to some observers, the sound was sometimes out of sync and inaudible.
3. Film JUAN TAMAD GOES TO THE MOON (1898)
Total Running Time: 4:35 / Year Released: 2018 / Featured Artists in Film: Khavn, Santie Navarro, Felix Opeña
Synopsis: Three years before George Melies' "Le Voyage dans la Lune" and ten years before Segundo de Chomon's "Excursion En La Luna", indigenous proto-surrealist Philippine filmmaker Narding Salome Exelsio made "Nagtungo si Juan Tamad sa Buwan" in 1898 while the Philippines was being sold by Spain to American for twenty million dollars (VAT not included).
4. Film Excerpt from "NITRATE: To The Ghosts Of The 75 Lost Philippine Silent Films (1912-1933)"
Total Running Time: 30:12 / Year Released: 2013 / Featured Artists in Film: Richard Abelardo. Tommy C. David, Gerardo De Leon, Armando A. Herrera, Celso Ad. Castillo, Lino Brocka, Marilou Diaz-Abaya
Synopsis: Abstract found-footage horror using nine existing films from 1952 to 1980 to reimagine, reconstruct, simulate, commemorate, and commiserate with the seventy-five lost Philippine silent films from 1912 to 1933.
21.30h / Einlass 20.30
Khavn & the Kontra-Kino Orchestra Concert
The Kontra-Kino Orchestra was formed in 2016, as a 33-piece improvisation ensemble conducted by Khavn to create an album of imaginary soundtracks. In 2017, they performed at the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.
Their album, produced by Stephan Holl, Brezel Göring, & Khavn, is due for release this October in Berlin at the Fun In the Church Label.
Khavn is a composer, pianist, singer, and songwriter who has made 23 albums.