Kino Sonico

Opening Night - Out of competition
21 September 2020. Admission: 19:30 | Start: 20:00

This is a female project where two well-known female electronic musicians develop new scores for silent films made by a woman pioneering in cinema.

Alice Guy Blaché’s short films of 1912, Falling Leaves and Making an American Citizen, will be shown together with a live performance of  Marion Wörle aka Frau W and Lena Kocisova aka Akkamiau. Guy-Blaché was a producer, a writer, a casting director, a set designer and the first female film director – for some years the only female director – in cinema history. She began working for France’s Gaumont pictures, then moved to the US and founded her own studio, Solax. She made more than 1.000 films. How such a pioneer faded into obscurity has much to do with her gender and with how film history has been written by men. In fact, while her male colleagues were glorified, Guy-Blaché’s work was neglected, if not even attributed to the men.

About Frau W

Marion Wörle aka Frau W is a computer musician and graphic designer based in Berlin. She plays solo, in ad-hoc ensembles and co-founded the ensemble gamut inc. gamut inc consists of a growing number of autonomous music robots, which are controlled from computer. She writes music for film, music theater and radio plays.

About Akkamiau / hiT͟Hərˈto͞o

Audiovisualartist, experimental musician, performer, concept writer, event manager and coordinator, resident in Berlin. As Akkamiau she has performed audiovisual shows since 2006. She has been coordinator of female: pressure network and festival Perspectives Berlin (2013, 2015), multimedia festival Multiplace (2008, 2009), produced and art directed projects L to the B (2010) and Zbrojovka site-specific (2011). In 2012 she co-founded multimedia collective StratoFyzika, for which she created sound compositions inspired by metaphysics (2012-2019). Currently performs as hiT͟Hərˈto͞o live experimental techno, with releases on female:pressure, Decadence recordings, SPRINGSTOFF and Establishment records. As Akkamiau she released EP Interjections [DETUND, 2019] and produced a/v performance Interjections (Liminal Act) in cooperation with collapsetofraction collective. Akkamiau hosted radio shows at Colaboradio (Frei Radio Berlin) and Cashmere radio; she is a booker for Rituals x female:pressure and Circle at Suicide Circus, and regularly DJs on local techno events with focus on the emotional power of sound frequencies, presenting delicate mixture of experimental and dance music.