Kino Sonico

Berlin | Opening Night: 10 November 2021@ACUDkino Kino 1, 19:00
Mainz | Opening Night: 08 October 2021 @Capitol 20:00


As part of the 3rd edition of Visionär Film Festival Mainz, KINO SONICO presents a film concert evening at CAPITOL&PALATIN for the Opening Night.  A women’s project in which the well-known electronic musician Akkamiau develops new scores for the silent film La Tierra de los Toros (The Land of the Bulls, 1924) by Musidora.

KINO SONICO will also open the 5th edition of Visionär Film Festival Berlin at ACUD KINO.

KINO SONICO aims to reinterpret and rediscover historical films through contemporary experimental music. Through its anachronistic approach, KINO SONICO aims to condense new connections, counterpoints, and areas of tension into an intense body of work. Akkamiau has an extensive background in experimental music as well as experience with works that incorporate cinematic elements.

Musidora is best known for her roles as a silent film actress, particularly for her portrayal of the mythical figure in black tights Irma Vep in Louis Feuillade’s soap opera Les Vampires. Musidora was also active as a director and producer. Many of her films are considered lost, but three important works have survived: For Don Carlos – Sun and Shadow – Land of the Bulls. The latter was restored by the CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée.

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.