OPENING CEREMONY

KAŅEPE CULTURE CENTRE  28.11 / 20.00

Festival will be opened by a clip from the silent movie The Witches or Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922). 

 

Häxan / Witchcraft Through the Ages

Dir. Benjamin Christensen / 1922 / Sweden 

The Swedish-Danish documentary-style silent horror film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Häxan (its Swedish name) is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. The film was made as a documentary, but contains dramatised sequences.

Vineta Lagzdiņa (Australia/Latvia) is a professional flutist, composer, music therapist and world traveler.

Dana Indāne is a natural voice release improvisation artist, singer, head of natural voice release and contemporary improvisation master class.

Arvis K. Pogo (Kantiševs) is a multimedia artist - graphic artist, fashion designer, sound artist, who has mastered the throat singing technique and beatboxing, and is able to conjure various soundscapes and atmospheres.

These musicians will create a score for the silent film The Witches (1922), enriching the vivid picture with contemporary voice and instrumental soundtrack, that is inspired by the sound themes of Christianity and Paganism.
 

Free entrance.

Event is held in Latvian.