Cine-concert by Filipe Raposo at Convento São Pedro de Alcântara
In this very special 13th edition of MOTELX, pianist and composer Filipe Raposo is our guest for the cine-concert held at the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara, in a night of celebration of fear. In the form of an initiatory ritual, Raposo will summon around his piano ancient litanies that populate our cinematic imagination: "Frogs and witches, owls, demons, goblins and dams, spirits, crows, magpies and magicians, spells from healers, moving fire of the rotten left-handed, light of the moving animals, light of the piercing dead, evil eye, black envy, air of death, thunder and lightning, sinful tongue of an evil woman married to an old man. Return Satan to whence you came from". The perfect exorcism for an unforgettable night.
Video editing: Alexander David
With the premise of choosing the iconic films that mark the history of horror cinema, MOTELX and Filipe Raposo asked me to create a narrative journey without predefined rules. Here, all characters inhabit the same world, swim and die in the same ocean, all flee from the same monster and on TV there is only Frankestein on. It's up to Raposo to evoke this whole universe through a piano - the premise of this game is risky, but isn't it always when we enter an unknown world?
Image credits: Egle Bazaraite