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A cross-pollination between image and music

Film Fest Gent and arts centre Vooruit go way back when it comes to the presentation of our yearly programme, in which we explore the fringes of cinema in performances, lectures, music and theatre. We will be tightening our collaboration as of 2017, by bringing you a programme dedicated to the cross-pollination of image and music. The Belgian band STUFF. will mark the launch of the festival on October 11th, with a live interpretation of the music of film composer Howard Shore.

Between 10 and 21 October 2017, image and music will be united under the roof of Vooruit. Film Fest Gent and Vooruit will present an extensive programme including a host of live soundtracks and works by various video artists. The programme comes as the result of a close collaboration between Vooruit and Film Fest Gent.

STUFF., who you can catch playing this summer at Gent Jazz, will be performing the festival’s opening act on 11 October. During ‘STUFF. plays Howard Shore’, the quintet will present a live interpretation of the music of composer Howard Shore, paired with the horror films of David Cronenberg. You can also hear their music in a video installation made especially for the occasion by Frederik Jassogne and Bart Moens.

Vooruit’s musicians in residence will also come out to play: Mary Ocher (Wed 18.10) and Roman Hiele (Thu 19.10) will each treat festival-goers to a unique film score. Hiele will perform music to accompany an animation by artist Gabriela Gonzalez. The international collective Gaussian Curve will put on an exclusive Belgian show (Thu 12.10), with video artist Heleen Blanken providing live visuals. Hamburg’s synthpop artist Felix Kubin will present the Belgian première of his Takt Der Arbeit (Thu 19.10). Goblin will play their own music to accompany the cult horror classic 'Dawn of the Dead' by George Romero (Fri 20.10) and Heleen Van Haegenborgh & Frederik Leroux will present a soundtrack to a film ... that doesn’t exist (Sun 15.10).

This programme is made possible by Vooruit Arts Centre and Film Fest Gent in partnership with Stroom.tv, Gouvernement, Springstof and OFFoff.

The full programme will be available on www.vooruit.be as of Thursday 13.07.17.

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