Jonny Nash Scores Sky Over Holland

As part of Dekmantel 2017, RE:VIVE and Dekmantel invited British artist Jonny Nash was invited to score the seminal Dutch film Sky Over Holland. The new score was debuted at EYE Film Museum and has been performed at Amsterdam Museum Night and La Notte Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Jonny Nash is a British artist and music producer now based in Amsterdam, from where he runs the label Melody As Truth, an outlet for his own work and also the work of LA artist Suzanne Kraft. For Nash, Sky Over Holland‘s hard cuts and capricious pacing create a template around which he can flourish the film’s serenity with his recognizable blissed out style only to pick up the pace in the blink of an eye. This one time only event combines the definitive Dutch cinematographic experience with a score for the 21st from one of Amsterdam’s brightest musical minds.

Sky Over Holland provides a whirlwind tour of the Netherlands with astonishing views of the Dutch sky that were recorded using a 70mm panoramic camera mounted atop a fighter jet juxtaposed with landscapes paintings by Dutch artists. Directed by John Fernhout, the film has solidified itself in the Dutch cannon winning a Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival in 1967 and an Academy Award nomination the following year.

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