Kinetophone

Live Act Experimental Pop Experimental Pop Soundtrack - Film Cinematic
Kinetophone - Experimental Pop Experimental Pop Soundtrack - Film Cinematic Live Act in Groningen

Kinetophone Short Info

KINETOPHONE combine the idioms of pop and classical, the familiar and the experimental. Renditions of pop songs are seamlessly weaved in with noisy soundscapes and elaborate aural textures. KINETOPHONE also seeks to reinvigorate old films for new audiences – with their modern-day soundtracks these once silent films become audiovisual works to be experienced.

As of 2015, KINETOPHONE have solidified into a three-piece outfit. René Duursma (keys, guitars, samples, percussion, vocals), Thomas van den Berg (guitars, vocals, samples, percussion, keys) and Sebastiaan Wiering (cello, bass, keys, melodica, vocals) refine their craft with every project.

There will be an EP release in spring 2017.

Since 2010 they have written and performed music to classic silent films such as Abel Gance’s epic “J'Accuse”, pioneering avant-garde shorts by Germaine Dulac and Aleksandr Dovzhenko’s “Arsenal”. For contemporary creatives they contributed music to documentary’s (“Making of Infoversum” & “De laatste boer van Euvelgunne" and audiovisual art projects (“Seacrets” & “Despot poetry”). Notable shows include festivals such as Ciné Premières, Noorderzon and Spoiwa Kultury.

KINETOPHONE combine the idioms of pop and classical, the familiar and the experimental. Renditions of pop songs are seamlessly weaved in with noisy soundscapes and elaborate aural textures. KINETOPHONE also seeks to reinvigorate old films for new audiences – with their modern-day soundtracks these once silent films become audiovisual works to be experienced.

As of 2015, KINETOPHONE have solidified into a three-piece outfit. René Duursma (keys, guitars, samples, percussion, vocals), Thomas van den Berg (guitars, vocals, samples, percussion, keys) and Sebastiaan Wiering (cello, bass, keys, melodica, vocals) refine their craft with every pro...

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Past Gigs Kinetophone

  • 03 | 2017 Assen Live soundtrack to HAXAN (1922 silent classic)
  • 02 | 2017 Groningen Live soundtrack to HAXAN (1922 silent classic)
  • 11 | 2016 Groningen Simplon Up show
  • 08 | 2016 Groningen Noorderzon, live soundtrack to silent classics by Dulac and Bunuel/Dali
  • 04 | 2016 Groningen support for Sue the Night
  • 03 | 2016 Assen IFA, live soundtrack
  • 02 | 2016 Groningen IFFRig, live soundtrack

Media

  • Video Kinetophone - Seas
  • Video Kinetophone - Catcher
  • Video Kinetophone - House

Origin

  • Groningen NL

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Sebastiaan Wiering Cello, bass, keys, vox
  • Thomas van den Berg Guitar, keys, vox
  • René Duursma Guitar, keys, sampling, sounddesign

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