In the realm of the senses: programme

Here’s the latest from In the Realm of the Senses short film festival in 12 days’ time:IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES 06 – BREAKING NEWS!

The countdown is on and with only 12 days to go until the 3 day short film and music festival extravaganza that is In the Realm of the Senses 06.

Everyone should have received an email this week to encourage you to ‘spread the word like wild fire’ by nominating 2 – 5 friends that the festival is fast approaching. By doing so you will be in the running for 75 double passes + 10 festival passes (unlimited access). Get cracking!

Below is an introduction to what’s happening over the 3 days. Go to In the Realm of the Senses for more detailed info on programming, how to get there, purchase tickets etc

Friday 10th March – – 
Presented by Cafe Saffron
Gates open 5pm

We will open up the festival with a 20/20 game of twilight cricket with Abbotsford Anglers whose self funded tour of India was captured in the opening night film ‘Save Your Legs’. This is the premier festival screening for ‘Save your Legs’ after its debut on SBS in 2005.

The Anglers will battle it out with a local India team sponsored by Cafe Saffron in Ivanhoe.  DJ Krsysko will be spinning a smorgasboard of Indian beats during the game with Cafe Saffron serving up tasty India food. Come down and support either team and kick off the festival with a bang!

The films will kick off at around 8pm. This is the first time in Australia, Indian short films have screened at this level. The films truly reflect the colour and diversity of the sub-continent.

The official after party @ Metro Night Club has just been announced in conjunction with Oorja Nights, Special guests: DELSONIC (U.K) on Australian tour 2006 UK’s Sensational DJ’s + MC’s + Australia’s Top Dhol Players Performing live + Belly Dancers.

Saturday 11th March – Crossing the Tasman Short Film Competition
Presented by Stella Artois Screen
Gates open 3pm

The hub of the festival since its inception in 2001.  A whopping $20,000 + in prizes. You will be the judge. Upon completion of the finalist films, we will be encouraging everyone to select their favourite film via SMS. So bring down your mobile phones and at the end of the program we will open up the lines for 10 minutes. A few minutes later we will have the results. Call costs are charged at your carrier rate.

With DJ’s Otto-Q, Kano,  Tamas, Zok, Benzai, Bobby Raver, Krysko spinning a mixture of electro tinged breaks and beats spanning all genres. Kick back in your zone of comfort and prepare your self for an evening of visual and aural stimulation.

Live visual projections courtesy of Olaf Meyer. and a host of crazy antics from roving performers, tasty food from Jerry’s Vegie Burgers, Trippy Taco, Cafe Saffron and co.

Sunday 12th March – Eclypse Closing Night Party
Presented by Vegie Bar
Gates open 3pm
Fusing sound and vision the Eclypse programming team have put together a showcase screening of cutting edge and never seen before Australian, New Zealand and international music videos, accompanied by a live component of bands, DJs and roving performers.

LIVE MUSIC includes:

The Bird is Sydney’s leading live electronic dance group. As musicians, they have sought an organic interpretation of computer-generated forms of music, combining live drum’n’bass breakbeats and electro synth lines, with sounds from the Asian Underground. The Bird set is a journey through the skankin’ beats of drum’n’bass, to the chill grooves of dub, a flight through trance and electronica, and a celebration of organic percussion rhythms. \

Mountains In The Sky is music you half-hear in your dreams. It lifts musical elements from the everyday and constructs kaleidoscopic, intimate, cut’n’paste pastiches that are as elusively foreign as they are somewhat familiar. Main man John Lee’s life has been steeped in music for many years- as a fan, collector and musician.

Rhian Sheehan was introduced to the limitless possibilities of computer-based music making whilst studying composition, however, the added expressiveness and emotional impact of the acoustic instrument when coupled with electronically generated beats and soundscapes became the basis for a new sound.

Module (Jeramiah Ross) is a world where classical meets futuristic, where man meets machine. Module draws on the roots of his strong classical music theory and live band experience to produce an organic style of electronica that is played and not programmed. Module has performed as a musician in The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties, Rhombus and Rhian Sheehan.

Famous for their blend of psy-fi electro, tribal pulse, deep groove, sonic explorations & up-front vocal style The Rush Effect have played at outdoor festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Earthdance & Folk Rhythm and Life. Fun and high energy this local Melbourne band that began at the Big Mouth Cafe in St. Kilda in a favourite on the outdoor festival circuit.

Offcutts are one of the more exciting new bands in Australia, a genre-busting and synapse-snapping deployment of beats, bass, guitars and groove. Sputnik-like, they orbit with Beck and The Avalanches. They mix and match to get heads nodding and hips humming – they might introduce a rock crowd to cyber geishas or drop twin-guitar tension on the nightclubbing crew. Prepare to be moved.

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