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still from Ambient Trip Commander (Danny Wolfers, NL 2022)

Legowelt presents Ambient Trip Commander (live) / Mila V / Palmbomen II

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Legowelt presents Ambient Trip Commander (live)

The première of Ambient Trip Commander by Danny Wolfers (aka electro legend Legowelt) who will play his score live. Afterwards a talk with Wolfers, as well as Palmbomen II and Mila V about their work. Just like Wolfers they make their own films based on music.

poster Legowelt presents Ambient Trip Commander

Many filmmakers think in images and words, with the score coming as an afterthought. However, the opposite also occurs, with resounding results. Tonight, Eye on Sound has invited three musicians/filmmakers whose work contradicts the traditional hierarchy between film and music.

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  • still from Ambient Trip Commander (Danny Wolfers, NL 2022)

    Ambient Trip Commander

    Ambient Trip Commander tells the story of Samantha Tapfersten, a geeky young woman leading a pretty boring life in a medium-sized European city. She works at a synthesizer shop and spends her lonely nights playing RPGs. One day she receives a cryptic email from a hacker group who invite her to Lonetal, a remote village somewhere deep in the Alps. On her way there, things become increasingly sinister and she uncovers a huge mystery.

  • Legowelt (Danny Wolfers)

    Post-film talk

    Talk featuring Danny Wolfers, Palmbomen II and Mila V about their films, music and methods.

  • Palmbomen II (© Lucas Laujedo)

    Palmbomen II

    Palmbomen II (aka Kai Hugo) is a renowned member of the Dutch electro scene and has, in recent years, increasingly focused on filmmaking and music’s visual aesthetics. He recently released the 'Make a Film' project. An album of film music you can use for your own film, like a sort of film course.

  • Mila V (© Texas Schiffmacher)

    Mila V

    Initially, Mila van der Linden worked as a fashion photographer. However, for some time now she has been making films and videos, for which she increasingly also produces the music for as Mila V. The idiosyncratic world she creates in videos like the one for ‘The Craze’ is perfectly accompanied by the acid dance-pop track (or vice versa).

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Director

Danny Wolfers

Production year

2022

Length

135 min.

Part of

Eye on Sound

What would Sergio Leone’s films be without Ennio Morricone’s world-renowned scores? And what remains of Blade Runner without Vangelis’ unworldly synthesizers? Who doesn’t immediately think of Miles Davis’ languid nocturnal jazz in the case of Ascenseur pour l’échafaud? Music and sound are an essential part of the cinematic experience. In fact, they are vital to the experience of film.

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Why in Eye

Most filmmakers starts with a script and images, with the music coming later. However, the opposite leads to exciting works. Occasioned by the première of Legowelt's Ambient Trip Commander (score performed live!) we will shine a spotlight on musicians who make their own films and videos with three guests who work in a comparable manner: Legowelt, Palmbomen II and Mila V.

still from Ambient Trip Commander (Danny Wolfers, NL 2022)
still from Ambient Trip Commander (Danny Wolfers, NL 2022)
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