| The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

03.23 Friday, 20:00-04:00

Merlin (big hall)
1052 Budapest, Gerlóczy u. 4.

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The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble

Jason Kohnen and Gideon Kiers started TKDE around the turn of the century, creating new soundtracks to existing silent movies such as Murnau's Nosferatu and Lang's Metropolis. Both graduates of the School of Arts and majoring in audiovisuals and multimedia, the audio/visual concept developped into creating 'visual' music supported by existing film fragments to intensify the audio. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble's form of mutant jazz, slithers and slides...delicately painful. Each song, a little story of heartache, hope and perseverance, seemlessly fusing analogue and digital. Soundtracks to non-existing movies, inspired by the worlds of The Quay Brothers, Hieronymus Bosch, Picasso, Goya, Murnau and Lang. The Quay Brothers became a big inspiration for their debut album, their surreal world combined many weird and wonderful aspects to strengthen TKDE's sound. A mix of English, French, Swiss and Dutch brings the TKDE live experience with Hilary Jeffrey on trombone, Nina Hitz on cello, Eelco Bosman on guitar and Charlotte Cegarra on vocal improvs form the live TKDE quintet or sextet, with Kiers providing drums, sequencing and visuals and Kohnen the bass, synths and sequencing. The self titled debut on Planet Mu was released in 2006.