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Watch the live premiere of “1992”

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 in movie, new animals

A brand-new DAAU track! Filmed by VPRO at the Into The Great Wide Open festival, and it is already on Youtube.

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L’Hiver dernier – premiere and showcase in Brussels next Saturday

Posted on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 in media, movie

While I’m busy finishing up on another (longer) post, I’m going to end this long period of self-imposed blogging silence to share with you the first bit of DAAU-related news this year.

The band will play a showcase set next Saturday (24/03) at Flagey in Brussels as part of the premiere of “L’Hiver dernier”.

As mentioned in a post last Summer, DAAU have composed the soundtrack to this movie, their first feature film soundtrack work to date.

Here’s the trailer for you.

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“L’Hiver dernier” / “Last Winter”

Posted on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 in movie, new animals

DAAU have recorded a soundtrack to the feature film “L’Hiver dernier” , or “Last Winter” as it will be known outside of Francophonic territories. According to Gentlemanagement, DAAU composed 40 minutes of new music specifically for the movie, of which 25 are going to be used in it.

Directed and written by John Shank, the movie tells the story of a farmer fighting against the threat of losing his entire existence after a fire ravages his farm. (Guess there just had to be some connection to animals!) It’s not yet known when the movie will be out in theatres, MDB says it’s currently in post-production. Any news will be posted here!

This is the fourth time DAAU have supplied the soundtrack to a movie. The other three I know of are:

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Archipels Nitrate

Posted on Monday, December 6th, 2010 in movie, new animals

DAAU have contributed to the film soundtrack “Archipels nitrate” by Claudio Pazienza. The film actually seems to have been released in 2009, only that I’ve completely failed to mention it here! Shame on me. After a few showings at film festivals around the world, it was shown on ARTE earlier this year, but of course I’ve managed to completely miss that.

The Arenberg in Antwerp has a nice write-up about the film in French and Dutch. also has an English text which says:

‘Silent planets. Planets on which life expectancy is measured in seconds… How long does an image last?’ Made for the 70th anniversary of the Cinémathèque Royale in Belgium (now named Cinematek), Claudio Pazienza’s Archipels Nitrate offers a unique and poetic tour through a film collection. An homage to its representative personalities and its pioneering curator, Jacques Ledoux, this personal selection of moments is a reflection upon the physical and psychological ephemerality of the moving image. ‘Sometimes intact, sometimes scratched, faded, almost erased. Images by the thousands that run wildly, uncontrollably, into my mind’.

Pazienza’s superb cinematic essay compiles magnificent clips of many beautifully restored films, from the early Lumière pictures (1896) to a short film by Belgium filmmaker Olivier Smolders (1997). The film is a distillation of the history of film, mixing documentary footage with moments from the great directors of cinema, from Chaplin to Fassbinder. By combining scenes from disparate times, Pazienza poses questions such as ‘Why are these images so embedded, and why do they trigger others?’

With a splendid musical score that includes compositions by John Cage, Béla Bartok, Georg Friedrich Händel, Morton Feldman, and DAAU (Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung), Archipels Nitrate is a fascinating investigation into the memories of cinema itself. Winner of the Grand Prix, Montreal Film Festival on Art.

No word on whether the band contributed original music, or whether there will be a DVD release or any more showings.

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