Cine-concert: A Hawk and a Hacksaw

04.05.2016 18:52

Tuesday, May 31, Student Culture House | 8:00 PM

Tickets: http://bit.ly/1QS940z 

The two American artists, Jeremy Barnes (former Neutral Milk Hotel member) and Heather Trost, will perform their original music live accompanying the famous1964 Ukrainian film director’s, Sergei Paradjanov, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. 

An exuberant combination of genres ranging from gipsy and klezmer to mariachi, as described by "The Guardian", A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s cine-concert, a multi-instrumental, Balkan-folk project, is yet another headliner at TIFF 2016. The two American artists, Jeremy Barnes (former Neutral Milk Hotel member) and Heather Trost, will perform their original music live accompanying the famous1964 Ukrainian film director’s, Sergei Paradjanov, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, one of very few films spoken in the Hutsul language.

The show is electrifying: at times, the musicians play three instruments simultaneously. Both the fiddler and the traditional Romanian music were constant sources of inspiration for the duo: one of their albums, The Way the Wind Blows (2006), was recorded partly in the Zece Prăjini village with the Zece Prăjini Fanfare. On June 1, A Hawk and a Hacksaw will also play at Casa TIFF, starting form 22.00