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Flatpack Film Festival: Solar Walk

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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8.30pm, Concert Hall

Flatpack Film Festival takes over venues across Birmingham every spring, and this year it’s coming to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. With a mixture of films, performances, contraptions and surprises, Flatpack aims to show people things they might not have otherwise seen.

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.

Her most recent project Solar Walk takes two different manifestations: a short film and a 45 minute version designed to be accompanied live by a 17-piece big band. We’re totally thrilled to be presenting the latter with Flatpack Festival 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 musicians from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the piece will be conducted by Nikolai Bøgelund from the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra in Denmark.

Thanks to The Animation Workshop in Viborg and the Danish Embassy for making this premiere possible.