Jonny Nash to debut new score for iconic film “Sky Over Holland” at Dekmantel Festival

Jonny Nash to debut new score for iconic film “Sky Over Holland” at Dekmantel Festival

Jonny Nash to debut new score for iconic film “Sky Over Holland” at Dekmantel Festival

In collaboration the world famous Dekmantel Festival, we have invited British artist Jonny Nash will perform live a new score for one of the most iconic Dutch films, Sky Over Holland. This dynamic documentary 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.

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.

The performance will be held at Amsterdam’s EYE Film Institute on  August 3rd at 19:30 following the festival’s conference with Resident Advisor. Admission is free but seating is limited.

Dekmantel Festival runs from August 2-6 in Amsterdam. The line-up includes Steve Reich, Objekt, Parrish Smith, and dozens more. The festival is sold out.

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