Khavn is a composer, pianist, singer (and low-flying superstar holding the world record for the longest-ever solo piano concert) from the Phillipines. looks back on a career including 23 albums, 47 feature films and 112 short films in total. In October the mastermind from the Philippines turns to Berlin for a rare performance, presenting an excerpt of his impressive film works and playing live afterwards with Kontrakino Orchestra.
Khavn de la Cruz is an artist with an output that is singular in its fecundity, a prolix daily output that is off the charts.
Musician, poet, writer, filmmaker, Cruz is, however, most well-known as “the father of Philippine digital filmmaking.” – BOMB Magazine
Khavn & the Kontra-Kino Orchestra Concert
The Kontra-Kino Orchestra was formed in 2016, as a 33-piece improvisation ensemble conducted by Khavn to create an album of imaginary soundtracks. In 2017, they performed at the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Their album, produced by Stephan Holl, Brezel Göring, & Khavn, is due for release this October in Berlin at the Fun In the Church Label. Khavn is a composer, pianist, singer, and songwriter who has made 23 albums.
He holds the world record for the longest-ever solo piano concert without breaks for the 13-hour live score of his 13-hour film “Simulacrum Tremendum” in the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2016. He recently won the 2018 Famas for Best Original Song and the 2018 Gawad Urian for Best Music for his soundtrack to “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”. His other bands include The Brockas, Fando & Lis, and Vigo.
Khavn – Screening and Concert
Tuesday, 16th October 2018 | Screening 19:30 CET | Concert 21:30 CET
ACUD MACHT NEU | Veteranenstraße 21 | 10119 Berlin