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Quasi Rublev

Goska Isphording [ harpsichord ]
Kasia Glowicka [ electronics, composer ]
Roos Theuws [ video ]
Mathis Nitschke [ video ]
This production is a 60 minute live performance that fuses the somber sound of the harpsichord with live electronics and video projection in a work inspired by the hypnotically enchanting, intensly personal imagery of director Andrei Tarkovsky.

In Quasi Rublev, four artists inspired by Tarkovsky's movie 'Andrei Rublev' translate the dreamlike, metaphorical imagery of the film into their own artistic creation focusing on the famous long takes and long pacings of the film. The performing duo consists of harpsichordist Goska Isphording and live electronics by composer Kasia Glowicka with visual projections by Roos Theuws and Mathis Nitchke. The audience is presented with a live performance inspired by several carefully chosen scenes
from Tarkovsky's monumental film which touch deeper into Tarkovsky's art formed by a meaningful and broader connection between the collaborators. As the director writes in his book Sculpting in time: "Will, feeling, emotion - these remove obstacles from between people who otherwise stand on opposite sides of a mirror."

The project was developed at STEIM studios in Amsterdam, at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Northern Ireland, and was made possible with support of Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Special thanks to 'Mosfilm' studios and Andrei Arsenovich Tarkovsky.