LIVE NITRATE –THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF BERLIN’S OLIVER-FILM COMPANY
An evening of silent film, set to live music.
Thursday, June 25th, 2015
7pm to 3 am
Showtime: 9 pm, followed by Q&A with film maker Mark Oliver
Dance party to follow
Tickets 15€ at the door
On Thursday, June 25th, Berlin’s past and future will collide in what promises to be the most talked-about event of the season. Your are invite to attend the 100th anniversary of silent film pioneer David Oliver’s Oliver-Film Company for a special screening of two extraordinary films…
IM REICH DER ZWERGE (1916) and
GUIDO DER ERSTE (1915).
Unseen for 99 years, these rare nitrate films will be accompanied by a new soundtrack performed LIVE by some of the greatest talents in electronic music today!Guido, der Erste (1915) Dir. Paul Otto. 10 mins, Hand-tinted film.
Co-producer of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and founder of UFA, David Oliver produced over two hundred films between 1915 and 1920.
On the occasion of Oliver-Film’s hundredth anniversary, and as part of his upcoming documentary UFA MAN, David Oliver’s grandson, Mark Oliver will present two rare examples of his grandfather’s works: Guido,der Erste and Im Reich Der Zwerge.
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUESTS
Aurélien Riviére may be one of the best-kept secrets of the European house and techno scene. His rise as DoubtingThomas has been a steady one, with releases on key underground labels and prestigious residencies confirming what those in the know already understand; that this is an artist worth paying attention to.
Colombian born, Berlin-based DJ Natalia Escobar has built a solid reputation for her eclectic mixes of lost cold wave, rare electro, and dreamlike disco. She will be joined at the Ballhaus Berlin by her frequent collaborator and partner-in-crime, Konrad Black
Romain Azzaro’s, (aka Rouge Mécanique), purist approach to art and music defies all boundaries. After 6 years spent learning piano at the Conservatoire de Paris, Romain started playing guitar and bass. In 2011, he decided to move to Berlin, seeking the artistic freedom the city had to offer. It was in this industrial dreamscape, among its abandoned cathedrals of concrete that Rouge Mécanique was born.
Konrad Black has established himself as one of the most innovative producers in dance music. His relocation to Berlin nearly 10 years ago has led to an ever-growing reputation for sending crowds into hysteria whether they be at the Legendary Panorama Bar, Fabric in London, Rex in Paris, Tenax in Florence, or Privilege in Ibiza.
Vancouver native Ryan Mathieson has made Berlin his musical headquarters for the last six years. On top of his accomplishments as a DJ, he has been involved in a variety of projects appearing on labels such as Stil vor Talent, Dantze and Igloo.His boundless enthusiasm for collaboration has translated into myriad productions in Berlin and abroad. It is large part due to his deep contacts within the underground that this evening of silent film and electronic music could be made possible.