25 Nov 2014 18:30
Jaromír 99 & Band
Czech singer, songwriter and visual artist Jaromír 99 together with guitarist a.m.almela and the trumpet player Lukáš Morávek will launch K:Kafka in Komiks exhibition at Goethe Institut London. The trio will perform acoustic versions of Jaromír's original compositions created for his other music projects (Priessnitz, Umakart), as well as songs written for other musicians.
singer, songwriter, visual artist
Along with the writer Jaroslav Rudiš, Jaromír 99 is the author of the comic book trilogy Alois Nebel which was made into a successful movie in 2011 and received an award for the best animated feature film from the European Film Academy in 2012.
Jaromír is also the author of the comic book Bomber, for which he recorded soundtrack with his band Jaromír 99 &The Bombers.
As a musician, Jaromír is the founding frontman of the bands Priessnitz, Umakart and also of his latest music project The Kafka Band which is conceived to provide a live soundtrack for his recent comic book adaptation of Franz Kafka's novel The Castle. The comic book was nominated for the Will Eisner Award 2014 in San Diego.
Jaromír's current music project, in which he plays together with the guitarist a.m.almela (Ecstasy of St. Theresa., Kafka Band, Ille, Johannes benz, Photolab) and the trumpet player Lukáš Morávek (Priessnitz), involves his own songs as well as music composed for other musicians, such as the famous Czech singer Václav Neckář. The songs are performed in their original version before they were arranged by music producers. In this sense, Jaromír's most famous song Půlnoční, composed for Václav Neckář, is performed as it was originally conceived.
For more information about the exhibition click here.
Part of Made in Prague Festival, 17 October - 30 November 2014
Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH
25 Nov 2014 18:30