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Irtijal 12th edition | Ciné-concert

On April 8 at 20:30 and 21:30

In the frame of IRTIJAL 12, the 12th International Festival of Experimental Music in Lebanon, Metropolis Cinema will host two Ciné-Concerts on April 8


At 20:30

Porta Chiusa (Switzerland, Germany)

° Paed Conca : clarinet

° Hans Koch : clarinet

° Michael Thieke : clarinet

Filmmaker Giorgio Andreoli made shootings in 2008 during the deportation of repelled asylum seekers at the Zurich/Kloten Airport and processed them into a movie collage. Intentionally the faces are not shown.

This interdisciplinary performance is based on the conflicts that we are living at the beginning of the 21st Century, in a world still built upon national states, within which the people are not treated equally; in which we still speak about color and race and within which nutrition, health and access to education are still greatly conditioned by hierarchal classification. Therefore the theme is the conflict between the “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” (Declaration of human rights from December 10th, 1948) and the fact, that exactly this dignity is increasingly being violated.


At 21:30

Oussema Gaidi “Europa” cinémix (Tunisia)

° Oussema Gaidi : electronics

With a special screening of Lars van Trier’s Europa
Born and living in Tunisia, Oussema Gaidi started his journey in music with Rock and Metal with a few garage and studio Bands. He discovered electronic music in 2002 and started as a sound designer with “Lahab”, a Rock Industrial band, and “Rêkktvm”, a Drum and Bass band. Meanwhile, he founded his Eletronica – Trip Rock project called “I Told You So” and worked on his rock musical background and post rock / electronic researches to create a deep and melancholic atmosphere that provides both a lot of space and detail for mental explorations and relaxation, as well as severe and fearsome guitar lines providing cutting edge tension.
This Ciné-concert was the first of the kind in Tunisia. The chosen movie, “Europa” by Lars Von Trier (1991), will be shown with English subtitles, sounds and dialogues being replaced by noises, ambient and rhythmic music played live by “Gaidi – Ynfl-x – Oussema” to recreate the general atmosphere of the movie


10,000 L.L. for each Ciné-concert

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