SLEEPER HITS : TROPICAL ABSTRACTIONS

A modular live experience in music and film by Nicolas Nadar & Radu ZERO
 
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Live Premiere, Nov.10 2018

Live Premiere, Nov.10 2018

We can't wait to present you our project Sleeper Hits:Tropical Abstractions, the result of years of dialogue and four-hand creation. The Premiere will take place on Nov. 10 at The City Club in Pully, Switzerland, with the live version of this project concieved as a...

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Nicolas Nadar has just released the first single from Sleeper Hits:Tropical Abstractions film and audio album. You can purchase the song on iTunes and Bandcamp, or stream it from Spotify, Deezer, Tidal and others. The video, directed by Radu ZERO, is now available,...

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TRAILER / VIDEOS

SH:TA 2018

ABOUT THE PROJECT

 

TEN SONGS

Ambient torch songs, palm wine folk, electronic landscapes and kaleidoscopic trip-hop, these are a few of the musical colours you’ll discover on this visual and sonic rollercoaster.

Known for his melodic imagination and minutely crafted arrangements, Nicolas Nadar leaves all easy options behind, aiming to create something new under the sun (of the tropics).

 

TEN FILMS

Ten visual mysteries run through by ether, ebony water, sweet poison and mahogany sand. Ten labyrinths tinged with liquid symbolism, in the jungle of which hide the masks of forgotten spirits, of stonefish and inverted dancers.

Ten moist and hushed documentaries, illuminated by the electric fiction of a tropical night.

Radu ZERO delivers an enigma in ten acts, with open meanings, elliptical, exploring the limits of the direct perception of images, venturing on the field of memory, using “déjà-vu” as a filmic structure.

A movie made of movies, to watch and hear as a spiritual inquiry in the center of a forgotten journey.

 

ONE WORLD

A genuine four-hand composition, Sleeper Hits:Tropical Abstractions is unique in its unified vision, its multi-level dialogue between music and film.

Both experimental and immediately seductive, SH:TA invites you to take part in its emotional puzzle, conceived to work either as a predefined succession of tracks, or as a personal journey mapped by chance and shuffle mode.

BIOGRAPHIES

 
 
Radu ZERO

Active on the Swiss and European art scene for more than fifteen years.
Creator of scenic projects and installations joining video, visual arts and music. His work as a video artist is mainly reflected in hybrid fictions. Deliberate oscillations on the very theme of form and on the perception of the image, on the mise en abyme of established codes of perception, his films are as much cinematographic objects as constantly mutating experimental creations.
Radu ZERO also works as a videographer for various contemporary theater and dance companies.
Over the last three years he has collaborated with Matei Visniec, La Cie De nuit comme de jour, Robert Garieri aka “Roccobelly”, and has presented three experimental fictional feature films in targeted and demanding arthouse cinema halls and festivals, like the Green Hours and Clubul Taranului / Romania, Arsenic, Grütli, Zinema, Sputnik, SAS / Switzerland. In summer 2016 he took part in the RAC, a residence for contemporary art in Brasov / Transylvania.

 
Nicolas Nadar

Swiss singer-songwriter Nicolas Nadar first started his career in 2006 as Fauve. Hailed by the press, embraced by the French magazine Les Inrocks, his first, self-titled album got him invited to perform in many clubs and festivals in Switzerland and France, as well as the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007, with Raphelson, Sophie Hunger, John Parish and The Lausanne Sinfonietta.
In 2012, Fauve released Clocks’n’Clouds, a darker, electronic-tinged album that also got him very positive reviews, both in Switzerland and abroad. In 2015, he changed his stage name to Nicolas Nadar and composed the soundtrack to the TV series Anomalia (directed by Pierre Monnard), broadcast on RTS 1 and France 5. In 2016-17, Nicolas Nadar wrote the music of several documentary films and started his work on the musical and cinematographic project Sleeper Hits : Tropical Abstractions.

 

LOCATIONS / CAST & CREW

 
 
 
LOCATIONS

MALAYSIA / EGYPT / MOROCCO / TUNISIA / SPAIN / CUBA / YEMEN / SOMALIA / FRANCE / MALTA / SWITZERLAND /  THE AZORES / COSTA RICA
Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kuantan, Dungun, Rainforest of Terrenganu, Taman Negara, Sinaï, Marakech, Essaouira, Atlas mountains, Ouzoud, Djerba, Sahara desert, Canary islands, Capo de Gata, Cuevas del Drac, Portocristo, Sevilla, Havana, Sanaa, Djibouti, Camargue, Il – Mellieha, Gozo, Victoria, Estavayer-Le-Lac, Lajes De Pico, Golfito. 

 
CAST & CREW

Nicolas Nadar / Radu ZERO / Erwin Comte / Ruxandra Mitache / Andrei Mitache / Heide Blank / Diego Fellmann  / Alan Juilland / Okabé / Patrick Tai-Dumitru / WAYVEE / Tanjong Jara Orchestra / Solange Nguessan / Tuayisa S. Bala Vita / Lesly Houndole / Mikael Bochez / Alexandre Bochez  / Indian Club dancers of KL / Lovely people of Dungun / Melaka / KL / Capo de Gata flamenco crew Andalusia / Havana / Djibouti / Sanaa / Shweta Kandoi / Samuel Leresche / Le Bourg technical boy / Ana Canpean / REDUTA (Brasov)

LIVE

NEXT PERFORMANCES:

 
Designed to be performed live, Sleeper Hits : Tropical Abstractions explores a unique blend of live music and cinematic discourse.
A prototype version of the project was created in Bucharest and Brasov (Amural Festival) in september 2017, with Nicolas Nadar singing and playing grand piano and electronics on stage, facing the screen.
Both very precisely set and open to adventurous playing in its dialogue between sound and image, the live version of the project is meant to be a modular experience, allowing different set-ups, from a single player to a trio of live musicians.

PAST SHOWS: 

21. Sept 2019:  Festival du Développement Durable, Echallens
07. June 2019: Le Spoutnik, Genève
06. June 2019: La Datcha, Lausanne
10. Nov 2018: City Club, Pully, CH
03. Sept 2017: Amural Festival, Brasov, ROM
01. Sept 2017: Clubul Taranului, Bucarest, ROM

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