KILBOURNE plays ‘Blade’
Wesley Snipes' cult film gets a new gabberhouse score.
Ashe Kilbourne is a transgender DJ and activist who grew up in New York’s LGBTQ club circuit. In her music she mixes industrial, hardcore and club music and tackles the misogyny and transmisogyny of the dance world. Kilbourne also has a predilection for hardcore house, trance ... and horror films. Last year she made a completely new soundtrack for ‘Blade’, the 1998 Wesley Snipes vampire movie that has since become a legendary camp classic. A film with an Afro-American superhero as its protagonist, 20 years before ‘Black Panther’.
Kilbourne’s new score is an ingenious mix of exhilarating gabberhouse and atmospheric ambient, lending ‘Blade’ a completely new character. During VIDEODROOM you can watch ‘Blade’ on the big screen in the Theaterzaal with Kilbourne’s soundtrack played live. Before the show we will speak with her about the how and why of this reworked soundtrack. Those who are pumped after the movie can let off some steam in the Balzaal afterwards with the Blade afterparty – no biting, please.
As part of VIDEODROOM
Film Fest Gent and Vooruit will launch the first edition of VIDEODROOM in october 2018. For 10 days top musicians mix live music with films, visuals and other projections. Each time it concerns unique crossover productions that you will only get to see during VIDEODROOM.
More information here.