OST: An Original Live Soundtrack By Danny Wolfers
OST explores the relationship between the moving image and sound. For this special ADE kick-off we invite Dutch electronic wizard Danny Wolfers (Legowelt) to provide a live score for a movie of his choice. Wolfers has selected Werner Herzog’s enigmatic and seldomly screened 1971 film Fata Morgana.
Sound: Danny Wolfers (Legowelt, Clone)
There is no one like Legowelt. His vast musical output spans many different worlds – some real, some imagined – and does so in a unique and captivating fashion that keeps listeners enthralled. Since first emerging in the early nineties as a key part of the Dutch West Coast scene and Intergalactic FM family, he has become a core member of that crew who takes inspiration from Detroit and Chicago pioneers but also fantasy films and sci-fi culture, and is nowadays a modern day techno pin-up in his own rite.
Vision: Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog, 1971)
Werner Herzog makes desert mirages palpably real through sound and image in this hallucinatory walkabout across the shimmering Sahara. The filmmaker would later observe, “Even though obviously shot on Earth, the film does not necessarily show the beauty and harmony and horror of our world, rather some kind of a utopia—or dystopia—of beauty and harmony and horror. When you watch Fata Morgana you see the embarrassed landscapes of our world, an idea that appears repeatedly throughout my work.”