Dementia – Nordmann (filmconcert)

Filled with dark imagery and pulsing beats, the rock-infused sounds of Nordmann will underscore John Parker’s classic 1950s Dementia, an eerie and exceptionally bizarre film noir. Filmconcert in cooperation with Jazz Maastricht.

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Dementia (1955)
A shabby hotel room. A young woman awakes from her nightmare and goes into the city. A night full of violence and madness follows in a place where the border between dreams and reality becomes unclear and we are given an intimate look into the psyche of a tormented soul. Dementia, directed by John Parker in 1955, is an eerie and exceptionally bizarre film noir.

Nordmann’s style is often described as dark, energetic and reminiscent of movie music, and the foreboding undertone of their sound matches perfectly with the mysterious atmosphere of this cult classic.

Mattias De Craene – tenor saxophone, clarinet
Edmund Lauret – guitar
Dries Geusens – bass
Elias Devoldere – drums, percussion & keys

Guitarist Edmund Lauret, bassist Dries Geusens, drummer Elias Devoldere and saxophonist Matthias De Craene met while studying, they forged their characteristic sound playing in bars and cafe’s while studying in Ghent. Each artist has their own unique voice which comes together in jarring harmony as Nordmann: an avant-garde jazz outfit infused with enthusiastic rock influences. The band has seen great success, winning a number of prizes including the Muiek Mozaiek Award and the Storm! Contest. The recently released their first album to critical acclaim. Their music is filled with repetitive, catchy riffs, intersected by pulsating saxophone punches and supported by a relentless rhythm section.

Layer By Layer – The Arrangers Project
An interdisciplinary art project, initiated by the Conservatorium Maastricht crosses borders between different art forms and countries.

Focussed on a short, 4-minute film by Aachen based filmmaker Achim Bieler: “Layer By Layer.” Just as the film creates layers of meaning with different images placed on top of each other, four composers create layers of experiences with four drastically different scores, each creating a totally different version of the for the audience.

John Parker, 1955, 90 min. , without subtitles.
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