MONSTRA Festival

Jazzanim

Jazzanim

Sessions:

14 March | CINEMA SÃO JORGE | 23:15

In search of the promised music

Country: BRAZIL Year: 2022 Duration: 12 mins.
Sinopsys:
The animated journey of pianist and composer Benjamin Taubkin in search of Music itself. Graphic experiments accompany his walk, each part of the film traverses an aesthetic field with elements and tools that are revisited and build other meanings when mixed with each other. As in his music. A graphic interpretation of that unspeakable and true energy that is felt when playing an instrument and how it translates into his journey as a composer and pianist until today.
Credits:
Direction: Gabriel Bitar
Writers: Benjamin Taubkin e Gabriel Bitar
Production: Nana Lahóz e Renata Roberta
Animation: Gabriel Bitar
Music: Benjamin Taubkin
Sound: Tom Laterza
Distribution: Veranito Animation Studio

4:3

Country: UNITED KINGDOM Year: 2019 Duration: 5 mins.
Sinopsys:
Separate projections combine, unifying, becoming whole.
Credits:
Direction: Ross Hogg

Jazzed

Country: FRANCE Year: 2008 Duration: 7 mins.
Sinopsys:
Jazzed incites the audience on an intropsective journey by pushing the main character, Jack, to release his most mysterious, profound and imperceptible emotions
Credits:
Direction: Anton Setola
Writers: ANTON SETOLA
Production: Annemie Degryse - Coproduced by: Arnaud Demuynck en Ton Crone
Animation: ANTON SETOLA
Music: FREDERIK SEGERS
Sound: MARIE-JEANNE WIJCKMANS
Distribution: LUMIERE

I'm Leaving

Country: GERMANY, FRANCE Year: 2023 Duration: 4 mins.
Sinopsys:
As the night comes, the journey begins. Running rushing, racing. Unbound from time and swept away by the night’s surreal cascade of lights, we leave day-life behind.
Credits:
Direction: Michelle Brand
Writers: Michelle Brand
Production: Célestine Gonzalez
Animation: Michelle Brand, Toby Auberg, Camille Gibut, Lisa Cruz
Music: Vonfelt
Distribution: Michelle Brand

The Composition of Air

Country: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Year: 2023 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
Siamese Twins Records presents Temple Rat, known offstage as Mei Yuxin, and her highly anticipated debut EP, “The Composition of Air.” This album signifies her first solo release with Siamese Twins, following her contribution to the Kätha V.A. (ST-oo), which Higher Intelligence Agency later reworked on ST-ood. Each track gracefully transitions, creating a harmonious blend of ethereal haze yet grounded echogenic brushstrokes. Despite the otherworldly ambiance, the EP remains deeply rooted in an ancient mystique, which Mei has skillfully crafted. The true story unfolds in the title track, “The Composition of Air,” as Mei expertly employs organic synths to create absorbing arpeggios and sequences.
Credits:
Direction: Yiran Guo
Animation: Yiran Guo
Music: Temple Rat
Sound: Temple Rat
Distribution: Siamese Twins Records

Glitter Electron

Country: JAPAN Year: 2022 Duration: 6 mins.
Sinopsys:
A music video for composer E's song "Glitter electron", an animation work created by Chihiro Sato, Takaaki Numa and E. This film is a glitter storm of pleasant and strange visual images and electronic sounds on the theme of electricity, which is the driving force of modern civilization. Based on the music produced by E, Chihiro and Takaaki individually produced fragmentary short episodes with various electronic motifs, And E presented those motifs while consciously misreading the contents of each episodes, connect as visions full of bugs as the original music is.
Credits:
Direction: Chihiro Sato, Takaaki Numa
Production: Einosuke Yokoyama(E)
Animation: Chihiro Sato, Takaaki Numa, E
Music: E