KinoKonzert #9: Homo Sapiens with Heinz Riegler
For the ninth KinoKonzert tour we bring together the work of a contemporary filmmaker with an experimental composer.
Austrian sound artist Heinz Riegler will immerse the audience in an utterly unique audio experience as he provides the live sound to the film Homo Sapiens (2016).
Homo Sapiens, by the renowned Austrian director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, is based on long static shots of abandoned buildings and landscapes. Even though not one human being can be seen in the entire film, watching this carefully crafted work is an amazingly engaging experience. Seeing it on the big screen with a live soundscape will be nothing short of a meditative event.
'...a visually extraordinary film ... as gripping as any sci-fi thriller' – The Guardian, 5 stars
Heinz Riegler is an Austrian sound artist who currently lives in Brisbane. He has worked across art installations, film and music. His edgy post-punk band Not From There won an ARIA Award in the 1990s, but since then he has moved into more experimental electronic sounds and collaborated with artists such as Lawrence English, David Toop and Ben Frost. Inviting Heinz Riegler to contribute to the KinoKonzert series was a natural step for the Goethe-Institut, as he already had vast experience scoring and curating silent film soundtracks.
'Both the filmmaker and the composer are extraordinary artists, each in their own way, and together they are a perfect fit' – Jochen Gutsch, Goethe-Institut programmer
'I’ve been hoping to bring this gem of a film to Australia for a long time, and the KinoKonzert series is the ideal format for it' – Christian Pazzaglia, KinoKonzert co-curator
Presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Australia
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