October 21, 2013: ACSH #26, Kevin Toma + Anne Bakker

June 5, 2013    Ass-crack Stage-hack

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On October 21, Esc.rec. presents the 26th edition of the Ass-crack Stage-hack (ACSH). The second edition taking place in Filmhuis De Keizer.

In The Lodger, loosely based on the story of Jack the Ripper, a workers family is faced with a very creepy and potentially dangerous tenant. Is he the man who stabs young blond ladies every Tuesday? And what to do when the daughter of the house falls in love with him?

The Lodger (1927) has a leading roll for the then very popular actor Ivor Novello, but now mostly speaks to the imagination as one of Hitchcock’s first films. A must-see! Composer Kevin Toma and violinist Anne Bakker provide this movie with a new, live and chillingly beautiful soundtrack. With samples, soundscapes and strange sounds Toma and Bakker emphasize the atmosphere of doom. Violin and Hitchcock… a classic thriller combination!

Kevin Toma is a long standing creator of fresh, innovative and accessible scores for silent films. He is also a film critic for De Volkskrant and De Gelderlander.

Anne Bakker plays the violin in many different ensembles and projects. She tours with the trio of former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley and plays Turkish oriented music with the Göksel Yilmaz Ensemble, just to name a few… She is also working on a solo project in which she sings and plays the viola simultaneously.

Date: 21 October 2013
Start: 20:30 hrs.
Entrance: 10 euro (8 euro for members)
Location: Filmhuis De Keizer, Keizerstraat 78, Deventer

September 22, 2013: ACSH #25, Kevin Toma + Jeroen Diepenmaat

June 4, 2013    Ass-crack Stage-hack

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On September 22, Esc.rec. presents the 25th edition of the Ass-crack Stage-hack (ACSH). This is also the first edition taking place in Filmhuis De Keizer. And it is certainly not the last, because three more editions in Filmhuis De Keizer are already planned for the remainder of 2013.

Kevin Toma and Jeroen Diepenmaat created a new, exciting but modest soundtrack for Chantal Akerman‘s Hotel Monterey (1972). An experimental, silent documentary that wanders through a rundown hotel in New York like a ghost or stray visitor. Occasionally a guest appears in front of the camera or we see men and women, motionless in their dim suite. Mainly because of the long wanderings through the corridors, doors that secretly open, light that shines through keyholes and empty elevators, the film breathes a melancholy, ghostly atmosphere. Swayed by that atmosphere, Toma and Diepenmaat create thrilling soundscapes and play live piano, making Hotel Monterey a place where time petrifies and the spectator may never want to leave.

Kevin Toma is a long standing creator of fresh, innovative and accessible scores for silent films. He is also a film critic for De Volkskrant and De Gelderlander.

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a passion for sound. In his sculptures, installations and performances, he explores in a playful and analogue manner the relationship between sound and image.

Date: 22 September 2013
Start: 16:15 hrs.
Entrance: 10 euro (8 euro for members)
Location: Filmhuis De Keizer, Keizerstraat 78, Deventer