KNALPOT meets Frans Zwartjes

Knalpot Vs Zwartjes X 4
Fri Mar 4 – 11:15PM -- 11:45PM

Where: Paradiso

Knalpot hails from the fertile music pastures of Amsterdam, formed by Raphaël Vanoli and Gerri Jäger in October 2007. Both musicians are unmistakably rooted in rock music, experienced in many musical genres and are reputable musicians from the vibrating Amsterdam music scene. Knalpot’s music is a fresh original experience consisting of minimal song structures, low fuzz riffs, stumbling grooves, clouds of chirps and swirls,tranquility and sonic noise parts. Their self-proclaimed rascal style has a modernizing combo sound that is reminiscent of 80's computer game aesthetics, a taste of the sound of London’s WARP label and is played with Led Zeppelin rock attitude.

Spectator | Dir. Frans Zwartjes | Netherlands | 1970 | 11 min | Spectator focuses on one of the recurring themes explored by Frans Zwartjes: the relationship between man and woman. It is a relationship marked by strong power and dominance, sexual attraction and repulsion. It manifests itself in humiliation and abuse, but also cool eroticism or natural physicality.

Living | Dir. Frans Zwartjes | Netherlands | 1971 | 15 min |
Living is part of the five-chaptered Home, Sweet Home that Frans Zwartjes filmed in the period 1969-1971. Zwartjes walks through his house with his wife Trix. In his hand he holds a camera with a wide angle lens (5.7 cm) with which he films the rooms, himself and his wife. Edited directly and filmed without looking through the viewfinder - so that he cannot see what he shoots - Zwartjes offers a vivid impression of his virtuoso skills.

Moving Stills | Dir. Paul de Nooijer & Frans Zwartjes | Netherlands | 1972 | 7 min |
Photos of a girl while she removes her sweater suggest a movement. The film is a collaboration between Frans Zwartjes and his disciple Paul de Nooijer, two of the most renowned Dutch experimental filmmakers.

Part of the 2011 5 Days Off electronic & dance music festival.

In collaboration with EYE Film Institute