Live Score: Sui Zhen
Venue: The Astor Theatre, St Kilda
Date: Friday 23 March, 2018
Hear My Eyes and The Astor are thrilled to announce their second film & live score collaboration! After five consecutive sellout shows in 2017 including the legendary AKIRA show at the Astor Theatre, selling out in just two short weeks, Hear My Eyes are extremely excited to be partnering up with the almighty Astor once again.
This time round, Melbourne’s brilliant sound and visual artist Sui Zhen, along with her full band, will be re-interpreting Chris Marker’s landmark film SANS SOLEIL. Sui Zhen’s re-interpretation will include an original live score, sonic collaborations with the films original soundscapes and live, re-enacted narration.
FILM: SANS SOLEIL
Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Sans Soleil is his mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan.
“Among very many other things, his film is the most intimate portrait of Tokyo yet made: from neighbourhood festivals to robots, under the sign of the Owl and the Pussycat.”
LIVE SCORE: SUI ZHEN
Sui Zhen is the alias of Melbourne-based ‘dream beat’ artist Becky Sui Zhen. Her recent electronic experimentation with ethereal techno-pop and minimal down-tempo 808-lead tracks takes influence from Japanese lovers rock, 80s electro-bossanova and dubby-lounge pop which Becky discovered during holidays in Japan and London.