LIVE CINEMA · Super 8 & 16mm transferred to HD · 60’ · 2014
Commission work for Unsound Festival Krakow 2014
Premiere live with Craig Leon & Sinfonietta Cracovia · October 19th 2014, Krakow Poland
New commissioned live visual work for “Nommos”, a collaboration between Pedro Maia (films manipulation and live visuals) and Norwegians Stian Smestad and Frode Fjedingstad (original footage/films) and inspired by the idea of dreamscape and what is dream vision of someone from outer space, a speculation of how the “Nommos” see.
Craig Leon is a celebrated composer and producer. In the 1970s and 80s he was responsible for producing seminal albums from The Ramones, Blondie, Suicide and Richard Hell, among many others. He is also credited with discovering Talking Heads. His debut album “Nommos” initially appeared in 1981, but was recently re-released by RVNG Intl. to critical acclaim. Philip Sherburne described “Nommos” in SPIN as a “an essential record for any fan of minimalist electronic music, analog synthesis, techno primitivism”, while Pitchfork called Leon’s music “the perfect embodiment of new age’s unexpected punk past.” “Nommos” was originally intended to be orchestral, the premiere was presented with players from Poland’s Sinfonietta Cracovia, as well as collaborator Cassell Webb as part of Unsound Festival 2014 at ICE Krakow 19th October 2014.