CONCERT / Brass Orchestra Prizren

CONCERT / Brass Orchestra Prizren

Musa Piperku, Leonard Deda, Jusuf Gërvalla, Simon Gjoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Mark Ronson, Jon Bon Jovi, Pharell Williams 

Conductor: Edon RAMADANI 

Friday, 19:00h

Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo

Tu 31.01
2+1 documentaries on Kosovo’s modern architecture

“2+1 documentaries on Kosovo's modern architecture" presents three short documentaries on selected modern architecture buildings. The aim of producing these documentary series is video-documentation of modern architecture through personal stories of inhabitants of modernist buildings and professional viewpoints on values and importance of Kosovo's modern architecture.

1. Short documentary "Colors" on the Bankos building in Peja
2. Short documentary "Lines" on the Youth and Sports Palace building in Prishtina
3. Short documentary "Domes" on the National Library building ion Prishtina

After the screenings a debate will be held on the importance of documenting modernist heritage.

We 01.02
Attack from Space (1964) / Trash Trilogy

Attack from Space (1964) / Director: Teruo Ishii / Length: 76 min. / Language: English / Subtitles: English / Entrance: FREE

We start the trash film trilogy with Attack from Space (1964), the film that tells the story of superhero Starman who is sent by the Emerald Planet to protect Earth from belligerent aliens from the Sapphire Galaxy. The Sapphireans (or "Spherions") kidnap Dr. Yamanaka and force him to use his spaceship against the Earth.

Attack from Space was edited together for American television from films #5 and #6 of the 1957 Japanese short film series Super Giant, also directed by Teruo Ishii.

Th 02.02
First Spaceship on Venus (1960) / Trash Trilogy

First Spaceship on Venus (1960) / Director: Kurt Maetzig / Length: 79 min. / Language: English / Subtitles: English / Entrance: FREE

First Spaceship on Venus is a 1960 East German/Polish color science fiction film based on the 1951 science fiction novel The Astronauts by Stanisław Lem. 

After finding an ancient, long-buried flight recorder that originally came from a spaceship, apparently from Venus, a human spaceship is dispatched. The crew discovers a long-dead Venusian civilization that had constructed a device intended to destroy all life on the Earth prior to invasion. Before they could execute their plan, they perished in a global nuclear war.

Fr 03.02
Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976) / Trash Trilogy

Return of the Kung Fu Dragon (1976) / Director: Chick Lim Yu / Length: 84 min. / Language: English / Subtitles: English / Entrance: FREE

We close the Trash Trilogy with Return of the Kung Fu Dragon, a 1976 Taiwanese film directed by Chick Lim Yu. On the idyllic Phoenix island in the south china sea a golden city becomes the birthplace to a new form of Kung Fu. Soon an evil tyrant threatens the peace and harmony of once such a proud city. A generation passes and a brave prince, a fearless princess and a foolish dwarf with the powers of invisibility team up to return a kingdom to its people as they wrest it from the hands of the evil tyrant.

Mo 06.02

Monday, 6 February 2023, 20:00h
So Sner (DE/AT)
Susanna Gartmayer - bass clarinet
Stefan Schneider - electronics

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How can one explain the lasting popularity of the bass clarinet in musical circles from Vienna to Brussels? Perhaps because its frequency range articulates an alternative to conventions of popular music, where „bass“ is reserved primarily for rhythmic impulses and the very foundation of the music. Viennese bass clarinetist Susanna Gartmayer’s playing can by no means be reduced to just this, rather, it scutinizes the entire sound universe: she can do rhythm and drone, not to mention melody and noise, often all at once. Who would be a more fitting collaborator than Stefan Schneider, with his minimalist rhythms and subtle cosmic exploration?

Together, Schneider and Gartmayer form the project So Sner, which owes its existence to a concert in 2015 at the Approximation Festival in Düsseldorf. Gartmayer’s bass clarinet polyphonies so impressed Schneider that he quickly suggested a collaboration. That same year, they began recording the album „Reime“ in Kraftwerk’s former Kling Klang studio, which in 2015 became workspace and concert venue simply called Elektro Müller. The second part was recorded in the summer of 2020 in Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth at Stammhaus church, whose interior wood paneling facilitated organic acoustics.

Susanna Gartmayer has been active as a musician and composer in various realms between experimental rock music, improvisation and multimedia sound performance since the early 2000s, releasing the album „Smaller Sad“ with Christof Kurzmann and „Black Burst Sound Generator“ with Brigitta Bödenauer in 2020. In addition to his solo project Mapstation, Düsseldorf-based musician and producer Stefan Schneider has been pursuing new avenues of experimental music in the here and now for over 20 years, in numerous collaborations with Sofia Jernberg, Krautrock pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius, or visual artist Katharina Grosse among others.

So Sner’s sound is equally oriented towards experiment and tradition, whose roots can be traced back to the UK of the early 80s: an era in which soul and synth, jazz and industrial, avant-garde and polyrhythm were blended with the help of intellectualism and punk attitude in such a way that manifold sketches of possible music emerged which are only being colorized today. Like So Sner – from the very first stomp to the very last drop.

Olaf Karnik, Cologne, October 2021