Hear My Eyes screenings are audio-visual events that push the conventions of film and sound beyond their familiar forms. Translating the original cinematic experience for the 21st century, the Hear My Eyes team work with local musicians to reinterpret a film’s soundtrack and perform it live at the screening.
 

The most exciting event at MIFF is a cinematic and musical collaboration across worlds from Melbourne’s Hear My Eyes, a project in which film screenings are accompanied by live scores.
— Broadsheet Melbourne, 2017
Putting a modern spin on the days when film music was provided by an energetic in-house organist, Hear My Eyes put on special screenings that pair a recent film with an original score played live by local musicians.
— Timeout Melbourne, 2016
Is it a film? Is it a live music performance? Good lord, it’s both. A cinematic, sensory overload. Hear My Eyes will create an audio-visual experience that reclaims the original conventions of picture and music.
— Broadsheet Melbourne, 2016

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Past EVENTs

baraka + dylan martorell

internationally renowned artist Dylan Martorell used custom-built robotics to perform an original score to Ron Fricke’s visual masterpiece Baraka at the Meat Market

SANS SOLEIL + SUI ZHEN

Melbourne’s brilliant sound and visual artist Sui Zhen, along with her full band re-interpret Chris Marker’s landmark film SANS SOLEIL.. 

eraserhead + sleep d

 

Electronic masterminds Sleep D sonically re-interpret David Lynch’s surrealistic nightmare at CULT Cinema & Bar.

Fantastic planet + krakatau

 

Prog-rock/jazz fusion act Krakatau reimagine the soundscape of the sci-fi fable Fantastic Planet at the Melbourne International Film Festival

Gianfranco Rosi’s award winning documentary FIRE AT SEA with an original live score by Evelyn Ida Morris (Pikelet) and Music Yared at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

Katsuhiro Otomo's anime masterpiece AKIRA with an original, live score by Black Cab hosted at the legendary Astor theatre.

Emma Russack and Exotic Snake (Errol Green) - Short Films and Live Music

Patricio Guzmán's awe inspiring documentary THE PEARL BUTTON with a live score by legendary Australian rock legend Mick Turner held at the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Xavier Dolan's stylised drama, HEARTBEATS with a live score by synth pop duo GL hosted at Howler, Melbourne and The Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney.

Jessica Oreck's meditative essay film, THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA with a live score by dream pop trio Sleep Decade.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hypnotic, spiritual drama UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES with a live score by jazz, trip hop ensemble 30/70.

Miris & Albecht La'Brooy
Short films & Live Music at Howler

Emma Russack & Exotic Snake
Short films & Live Music at Howler

Dreamin' Wild & Local Group
Short films & Live Music at Howler