MI21 is a dynamic live audio/visual project to re-score and re-visualize the groundbreaking ‘tour-de-force’ of Indian cinematic history ‘Mother India’. Nominated for an Oscar for best Foreign Film in 1957, the film came to symbolise the post-colonial Indian psyche interpreted through the ambitions, struggles, compassion and sheer will to survive of the central ‘Mother’ character Radha. Profoundly influential, Mother India was lauded for its stunning cinematography, indelible soundtrack and powerful and dramatic storyline.
KALA PHOOL has brought the film to one of the world’s leading Turntablists; DJ Tigerstyle, to reinterpret the score through a unique live electronic performance. Former World DMC Champion Tigerstyle will use his phenomenal DJ skills and musical vision to remix the score with Matt Constantine on keyboards and cello, with David Shaw on drums. Film edited by Josh Ford. Presenting the film to a contemporary audience, whilst preserving the power and vitality of the original piece is the key to this work.
At 45 minutes in length, MI21 will engage you through the music to understand how dynamic a story the film has to tell.
2009 was the highly acclaimed sell out UK tour for MI21 with thousands of people experience this for themselves. Plans for 2010 include taking MI21 across international territories along with some exclusive UK dates.
MI21 is launching in Australia – yes you read right – we are incredibly lucky to have such great support from two of the worlds most amazing venues. The Australian season launches at the Arts Centre in Melbourne from 4-6 March 2010 with entirely free performances and conversations with the MI21 team. MI21 then goes to the Sydney Opera House on 7 March 2010 for its finale Australian performance. Coming back to the UK dates so far confirmed are: SAT 10 APRIL 2010 – Southbank Centre SUN 11 APRIL 2010 – Birmingham Town Hall
If you are a venue, festival, arts centre, film festival, film programmer or anyone who would consider this work as part of their programme, do get in touch.
For all MI21 2009 UK TOUR press support please contact:
• Puja Vedi – Livestyle Media
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• mobile: 07949 573065
• Pedro Carvalho – Fnik PR
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• mobile: 07831 556951
For all MI21 UK and International sponsorship opportunities please contact:
• Indy Hunjan – Kala Phool
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