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Haunted Cinema

INCONSOLABLE GHOST’S Haunted Cinema – audiovisual performance at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest
on 19th May 2014, 7.30 pm.

INCONSOLABLE GHOST broadcasting strange reports from the other side to a haunted cinema near you.

INCONSOLABLE GHOST is a new occult audio-visual group produced by the former members of the legendary The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, Hilary Jeffery and Gideon Kiers tapping into signals from beyond, broadcasting into haunted cinemas.
This project works with several well known musicians and artists who are conceived as channelers of a restless spirit known as the „Inconsolable Ghost”.
Conjuring up a twenty-first century vision of spiritism and occult science, secret messages transmitted from another dimension are discovered via distorted telephone signals, aura photographies, fuzzy images on old analogue TV screens, cryptic scripts appearing in archaic computers, self-deleting hieroglyphic emails, rapidly shifting images on long forgotten websites…

INCONSOLABLE GHOST line-up in Budapest:
Hilary Jeffery (GB/D) – trombone
Gideon Kiers (NL/HR) – electronics
Zsolt Sőrés (Ahad) /H/ – viola, electronics, objects
Makino Takashi /J/ – film, live visuals, sound

Entry to the event is free.
Audience is kindly asked to arrive on time.

Gideon Kiers (1975, Amsterdam, NL) is a dutch artist who creates works in sound and image. He has been working under the ’Telcosystems’ moniker since 2001, creating award-winning abstract computer art, experimental films, audiovisual installations and live performances. Also active as composer, producer, drummer and all-round electronics wizard he is one of the core members of The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation, and their most recent incarnation Inconsolable Ghost, releasing albums on Planet-Mu, Ad Noiseam, Denovali Records and Roadburn Records. Since 2000 he is part of the curating team that organizes the biannual Sonic Acts Festival in Paradiso Amsterdam, and has recently launched the 35mm cinemascope Vertical Cinema film project to wide acclaim.

Hilary Jeffery (1971, London, GB) is a trombonist, composer, artist and writer. As a trombone player Hilary is known for his ability to cross between different styles and areas of music including contemporary avant-garde (Zinc & Copper Works, Zeitkratzer, The Barton Workshop), rock, techno and electronica (Germ, Sand, Inconsolable Ghost), jazz, funk and pop (Franz Hautzinger’s Third Eye, High Birds, Jimi Tenor), and improvised music and free jazz (EARR Ensemble, Paul Dunmall Octet, Splitter Orchester and countless ad hoc groups). In 2006 he founded Lysn, a „minimal psychedelic” ensemble dedicated to expanded listening and explorations of inner space. He released albums on Aquarellist, Col Legno, FMR, Dilemma Records, Important Records, New World Records, Soul Jazz Records, Sub Rosa and Denovali Records.

Zsolt Sőrés (Ahad) (1969, Budapest, H) is an improvised/electroacoustic and noise musician, sound artist. His music characterised by formation strategy and immediate transitions, the use of unstable acoustic systems and continuous sound layers, unique electronic instruments. Within the last twenty years he has performed with a number of improvised, free jazz and experimental musicians and composers in festivals, events, intermedia organizations and club concerts in Europe and USA. His current projects: trio/quartet with Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit and/or Julo Fujak, duo with Jean-Hervé Péron Art-Errorist (from the legendary krautrock band Faust), ZSB (trio with Milana Zarić and Richard Barrett), Ahad & ChrS (duo with Christian Skjødt), I Belong to the Band (with Adam Bohman, Oli Mayne and Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg), Noise Flowers (with Oli Mayne and András Wahorn), duo with Christian Kobi, collaboration with the English-Polish experimental rock group Theme (with Stuart Carter, Richard Johnson among others), and multimedia projects (Lektrónia; DoN’t Eat Group).

Makino Takashi (1978, Tokyo, J) began making films in 1997. In 2001, after graduating from the Cinema Department of Nihon University College of Art, where he majored in Cinematography, he went to London alone to study under the Quay Brothers. He mainly studied film music and lighting. Makino continued to make films after returning to Japan and has held solo screenings regularly since 2004. He met Jim O’Rourke in 2005, which accelerated his film making pace. His film, No is E won the Terayama Shuji Prize at the Image Forum Festival 2007. Makino was prominently featured at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2008, where Elements of Nothing was nominated for the Tiger Award. Since then, as Japan’s leading experimental film artist, his films have been invited for screenings at more than 30 international film festivals and video art festivals. 35 mm-es filmet és HD technológiát egyaránt felhasználó installációja Tokyo Város Fotográfiai Múzeumában volt kiállítva. In 2009, Still in Cosmos won the Grand-Prix at the 25FPS International Experimental Film & Video Festival. His first medium-length film, The World, was premiered at the Kichijoji Baus Theatre in Tokyo, marking the new dawn of experimental films.

The debut of INCONSOLABLE GHOST was organised by Alchemistic Undercurrent („auxxx”) in Amsterdam on 30th January 2014, recordings of this first séance are now circulating on the internet.

Here’s a selection of the artists involved in this project:

Charlotte Cegarra (F) – voice
Alfredo Genovesi (NL/I) – guitar
Steve Heather (AUS) – drums
Nina Hitz (NL) – cello
Hilary Jeffery (GB/D) – trombone
Gideon Kiers (NL/HR) – electronics
Ralf Meinz (D) – live sound
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (IS) – trumpet
Zsolt Sőrés (Ahad) (H) – viola, electronics, objects
Makino Takashi (J) – film, live visuals, sound
Raphael Vanoli (D) – bass, guitar