On air: Friday 20.07.18 from 18h till 20h – OPEN FOR PUBLIC
WAV will warm things up with a soundtrack at Pixel café, just before the screening.
The soundtrack will be provided by a connaisseur / selector.
Sakamoto started to get famous early ’90’s as a member of the Japanese synth rockband Yellow Magic Orchestra. He collaborated with people like David Sylvian & David Bowie and won an Oscar in 1987 for his soundtrack to Berolucci’s ‘The Last Emperor’. In “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda” you’ll discover everything on the musical career of one of the world’s best composers.
For the pre-film radio session we have the honour to invite Yves De Mey.
c. pic Joeri Thiry
Yves De Mey’s musical path consists of many different roads. During the second half of the 90’s, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeats and UK drum’n’bass. Soon after that, through working for theater and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music.
De Mey worked with a wide roster of artists for the performing arts.
He’s also very active as a sound designer and sound engineer for film and tv, doing various jobs, ranging from alienated sound design to mixing for cinema.
In 2009 his album “Lichtung” (based on the score he made for a dance performance) was released by the influential Line label. Around that time, De Mey’s main tool in the studio became his ever-expanding modular synthesizer system. This definitely changed his way of working and obviously his sound as well, shifting from an elaborate niftiness in the digital realm to an obsessive cable-patched shaping of the real sound of electricity.
Between 2009 and today, De Mey released numerous records on different labels (Line, Sandwell District, Opal Tapes,Entr’acte, Modal Analysis,…) to wide critical acclaim, and he has played live concerts and DJ-sets around the world.
2016 was a milestone year with well-received albums on Spectrum Spools (Drawn with Shadow Pens) and on Editions Mego (with his other project Sendai – Ground and Figure).
Together with his good friend Peter Van Hoesen (from Sendai), he also runs Archives Intérieures, a label for challenging and sophisticated electronic music.
In 2017, the UK based Inner Surface label released a full album of De Mey’s other moniker Grey Branches, called Neuroclaps. It’s a somewhat wild take on what could be non-functional club music.
In early 2018, the french label Latency released Yves’ Bleak Comfort, his latest full album. Described by Boomkat, one of the biggest online stores for music as “highly impressive electronic music that leaves the listener heavily disoriented and quite possibly motion-sick”.