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nobody banane, 31.05.12 13:08
14.06.2012 ELFIN SADDLE live + Moviescreening at AZITA
unbreakmyheart serves you: Elfin Saddle from Canada - live in concert at AZITA + Moviescreening " WURLD " by Emi Honda & Jordan McKenzie + a special treat by Badia Ouahi
Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie began Elfin Saddle after migrating from Canada’s lush west coast to Montreal, transporting their nature-inspired, ethnically ambiguous folk creations to the urban environs of the east.
Already seasoned collaborators in sculptural installation and music, Elfin Saddle began as a more contained outlet for these multi-disciplinary activities, using prepared acoustic instruments, found percussion elements, and often mythological, animistic / pantheistic themes delivered in a mixture of English and Japanese.
The resulting hybrid-folk music reveals aspects of their combined ethnic backgrounds of Japanese, Scottish, Irish and Cree.
Elfin Saddle’s 2012 release "Devastates" pulls from their diverse background in sound, song, philosophy, and atmosphere, resulting in an almost operatic narrative set in a characteristically lush and otherworldly environment.
As a part of the evening, we are going to show the movie "WURLD" by Emi & Jordan before the concert.
Wurld is a year-long installation piece constructed, tended and developed by Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie (the co-founders of Elfin Saddle) in the back yard of their Montreal apartment, using stop-motion video to document the evolution of the sculptural elements of the work as well as to enact various animated sequences as part of a larger narrative arc for the piece.
The resulting 23 minute film Wurld premiered at the Vienna Film Festival in 2009 and received a Canadian premiere at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (MACM) in spring 2010.
See the "WURLD" trailer here: http://vimeo.com/35765588