February 2020: ARISE

Together with composer Kaveh Vares, artists Lotte Geeven and Yeb Wiersma invite you to dissect the meaning and use of manipulation in film music. Using a number of scenes from their recent film project Arise, they look at the mechanisms that lie behind the music’s (sub)conscious manipulation. What stylistic music tools and strategies ‘tweak’ reality? How do you play with the viewer’s emotions? What is the power and danger of ‘twisting’? What is your position when the boundary between ‘true’ and ‘false’ becomes increasingly blurred? (Film stills: Lotte Geeven & Yeb Wiersma, 2019)