Vincent Moon and Rabih Beaini present an audio/video live performance for Outernational Days, which will take place on Saturday, July 2, at Uranus Garden.
This live performance will consist of mixing live Vincent Moon's own video recordings of trance rituals around the world with Rabih Beaini's audio live compositions, in order to deliver to the audience a very unique type of experience, merging spiritual ceremonies and avant-garde cinema with experimental music, to create a never-seen-before type of artistic performance.
The French independent filmmaker, photographer and sound artist Vincent Moon has been recording many, many groups of music over the past ten years. From his initial live films with bands like Arcade Fire or Beirut, to its most recent works into religious ceremonies from around the world, he will present over 2 hours a selection of those past works and give at the same time a conference on images for our generation. He was the main director of the Blogotheque's Take Away Shows, a web-based project recording field work music videos of indie rock related musicians as well as some notable mainstream artists like Tom Jones or R.E.M.
Vincent is known for traveling around the globe with a camera in his backpack, documenting local folklores, sacred music and religious rituals, for his label Collection Petites Planètes. He works alone or with people he finds on the road, and most of the time without money involved in the projects. He shares much of his work, films and music recordings, for free on internet, under Creative Commons license.
Rabih Beaini is a lone voice in electronic music and in the universe of haunted hardware harmonies. His own Morphine label is a sonically unpredictable temple and features a wide spectrum of musicians, from Senyawa to Pierre Bastien, from Charles Cohen to Pauline Oliveros, from Madteo to Container and to Hieroglyphic Being. Unfamiliar and unmissable, the Lebanese artist's productions sound as live and alive as anything he does in the club, truly making him in a class of one.