Hungarian animator Réka Bucsi has been making waves on the festival circuit since 2014 short Symphony No. 42, picking up awards far and wide for her surreal, beguiling animated films.
Since then she has won awards far and wide for her surreal, beguiling animated films. Her most recent project Solar Walk takes two different manifestations: a short film (screening in our competition) and this 45 minute version designed to be accompanied live by a 17-piece big band. We’re totally thrilled to be presenting the latter for the first time in the UK.
Taking us on a journey through the solar system, Bucsi paints a picture of space as you’ve never seen it before - it’s fair to say there are some strange goings on. With a brilliant contemporary jazz score written by esteemed Danish composer Niels Marthinsen and singer Susi Hyldgaard, this is an audiovisual experience you shall not forget.
Susi will be joined by members of Birmingham Conservatoire and the piece will be conducted by Nikolai Bøgelund from the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra in Denmark. Huge thanks go to The Animation Workshop in Viborg, the Danish Embassy and Birmingham Conservatoire for making this premiere possible.