Project Description

Media for Film

METROPOLIS
Selected video clips

Date Creation:
Film director Fritz Lang, premiered in Weimar Republic, 1927
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano 2014

Performance Locations and dates:
High Line 14th Street Passage, New York City, NY, US
On September 28, 2014
Home | The High Line

TLV Cinematheque, Israel
On April 14, 2017
סינמטק תל אביב – הבית של הקולנוע (cinema.co.il)

United Palace Cultural Arts
On March 25, 2018
United Palace – One of Manhattan’s Most Spectacular Theatres

Club/Dance and Babylon Dark Prophecy

Film director Fritz Lang, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1927
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in New York City, 2014

Video duration: 04:29 min

The soundtrack clip includes multiple audio sources, including also parts of Acher-Modiano’s tracks “Jozé Ritual” and “B’WAY2” from the album “KAT” & “MOON” in Manna-hata, released in 2014.

Soundtrack composed edited and mastered by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano. 

“Jozé Ritual” recorded with Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, multi-tracks flutes and electronics with Sound engineer Jan Farø at Lydlaboratoriet- Huset in 1996. 
(8) HUSET | Facebook

Mastered by Jean Paul. Released in 2014 on album “KAT” & “MOON” in Manna-hata

“B’WAY2” recorded with: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, Flute & EFX and Electronic tracks, leading. Daniel Muschinsky- Keyboards, Kristor Brødsgaard- Double Bass and El bass, DJ Lars B. Beats and EFX. Recorded at Sun Studio by Andreas Hvild, Copenhagen, DK, December 5th, 2005. Mixed by DJ Lars B. 

Sun Studio, Copenhagen
Sun Studio, Copenhagen Label | Releases | Discogs

Mastered by Jean Paul at G&J Audio
Mastering & Mixing, Grammy Winning Staff | G&J Audio (gandjaudio.com)
Released in 2014 on album “KAT” & “MOON” in Manna-hata. 

The Eternal Gardens

Film director Fritz Lang, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1927
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in New York City, 201

Video duration: 04:25 min
The soundtrack clip includes multiple audio sources, including also parts of Acher-Modiano’s track “’KAT’ & ‘MOON’ in Manna-hata,”

Soundtrack composed, edited and mastered by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano. Track recorded with Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, Flute &EFX and Electronic tracks, Wycliffe Gordon- Trombone and Rhodes Piano, Corcoran Holt- Double Bass, Randy Crafton- Middle Eastern, African and custom-made Percussion. 

Track recorded at Kaleidoscope Sound, September 25th, 2013
Tri-State Area’s Premier Recording Studio (kaleidoscopesound.com)

Mastered by Jean Paul at G&J Audio
Mastering & Mixing, Grammy Winning Staff | G&J Audio (gandjaudio.com)

Released in 2014 on album “KAT” & “MOON” in Manna-hata. 

Album title: “’KAT’ & ‘MOON’ in Manna-hata (2014)

Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.

All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano

Artists: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, Flute &EFX and Electronic tracks, leading.

And Daniel Muschinsky- Keyboards, Kristor Brødsgaard- Double Bass and El bass, DJ Lars B. Beats and EFX, Wycliffe Gordon- Trombone and Rhodes Piano, Corcoran Holt- Double Bass, Randy Crafton- Middle Eastern, African and custom-made Percussion, Rashad Dobbins- MC/Poet, Ameen Saleem- El Bass, Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons.

Record label: independent – MODIANOMUSIC

Release on: January 2014, in New York City and globally. (CDs and online platforms)

Album Program: 9 tracks by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Total Time: 60:01 min

MoLog!

Film director Fritz Lang, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1927
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in New York City, 2014

Video duration: 04:25 min

The soundtrack clip includes multiple audio sources, including also parts of Acher-Modiano’s electro-acoustic track “Audio Images suite, III. Greek Noise,” from Modiano’s solo album La Belle Ombre.
Mix and mastering by George Vassilev in Paroise Catholiqe-Roman de Granges, Valaise, Switzerland, on June 8th, 9th, 2004. Released on Capstone Records, in June 2006.

“Extended playing techniques such as simultaneous singing and playing, air attacks with no tone, bending pitches, and glissandos are fundamental to the sound palette. The tone quality in these pieces is great well centered, and deployed with much variety.” 

By Gorman, CD Review- Guide to Records, American Record Guide. May/June issue, 2021, USA.

 

Album title: “La Belle Ombre” (2006)
Genre: Classical and Contemporary Electro-acoustic
Artist: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, flute and electronic tracks.
Record label: Capstone Records CPS-8768,
Release on: May 2006, in New York City and globally. (CDs and online platforms)
Album Program: Pieces by: Paul Hindemith and Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano
Total Time: 51:37 min
Recorded at Paroise Catholiqe-Roman de Granges, Valaise, Switzerland, on June 8th, 9th, 2004.
Sound engineering: mix and mastering by George Vassilev, GV Records.
Link GV RECORDS – Professional high fidelity audio recording

Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

“KAT” Modiano’s live soundtrack performance with Metropolis screening

Film director Fritz Lang, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1927
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in New York City, 2014

Duration: 06:33min

Location:
United Palace Cultural Arts
United Palace – One of Manhattan’s Most Spectacular Theatres

Date of Performance:
March 25, 2018

““Hypnotic Visual and Audio Event”

“The combination of the film and Acher’s performance created a highly inspiring cinematic-musical experience…purely modernistic in character, blasting around the film, encompassing, supporting, and enhancing it.”

April 8, 2018

Review by Uri Klein, in Ha’aretz 

Haaretz.com

“’KAT’ & ‘MOON’ in Manna-hata (2014)

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Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.
All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano

Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, Flute &EFX and Electronic tracks, leading.
And Daniel Muschinsky- Keyboards, Kristor Brødsgaard- Double Bass and El bass, DJ Lars B. Beats and EFX, Wycliffe Gordon- Trombone and Rhodes Piano, Corcoran Holt- Double Bass, Randy Crafton- Middle Eastern, African and custom-made Percussion, Rashad Dobbins- MC/Poet, Ameen Saleem- El Bass, Jeremy ‘BEAN’ Clemons.
Record label: independent – MODIANOMUSIC
Release on: January 2014, in New York City and globally. (CDs and online platforms)
Album Program: 9 tracks by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.
Total Time: 60:01 min
Recorded in different sessions and different line-ups at
Kaleidoscope Sound, NJ USA (2013)
Tri-State Area’s Premier Recording Studio (kaleidoscopesound.com)

Sound Spa Recording, NJ, USA (2006)
STEPHEN DeACUTIS – Home (soundspa.net)

Sun Studio, Copenhagen, Denmark (2005)
Sun Studio, Copenhagen Label | Releases | Discogs

Danish Radio Live concert recording, Copenhagen, Denmark (2004)
DR | Nyheder – Breaking – TV – Radio

Lydlaboratoriet- Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996)
(8) HUSET | Facebook

All mastered by Gene Paul at G&J Audio, Union City, New Jersey November-December 2013.
G&J Audio (2013)
Mastering & Mixing, Grammy Winning Staff | G&J Audio (gandjaudio.com)

Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

Review:
– “’KAT’”’s music created such an ecosystem in which to fully absorb the beauty of the film.” By Kristin Prevallet, poet., March 25th, 2018, New York City, USA.

Different From The Others
(original title: Anders als die Anderen)
Selected video + soundtrack clips

Film director Richard Oswald, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany 1919
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2012

Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, NY, USA 
Spectacle Theater – 124 S 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY
Performance date: October 2012

Queersicht in Bern, Switzerland 
Home (queersicht.ch)
Performance date: November 11, 2012

Outfilm, in Hartford, CT, USA (in 2012)
Out Film CT – Connecticut’s LGBTQ Film Festival – Presenting the best in queer film for over 30 years!
Performance date: December 9, 2012

TLV LGBT International Film Fest 
TLVFest | The Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
Performance date: June 15, 2013

 Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City 
Fresh Fruit Festival – New York’s celebration of LGBTQ arts & culture
Performance date: July 20, 2013

 Jewish Heritage Museum in New York City 
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (mjhnyc.org)
Performance date: September 15, 2015

Gallerie Kuchling in Berlin, Germany 
Galerie Kuchling Berlin – Galerie für frische Kunst (galerie-kuchling.de)
Performance date: September 14, 2017

Vineta Pavilion in Venice Biennale, Italy 
Vineta pavilion Nr. 1 (vineta-pavilion.org)
Performance date: October 7, 2017

Grand Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark 
Program – Grand Teatret
Performance date: November 25, 2020

Kurt & Paul Stroll in the Park and…

Film director Richard Oswald, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany 1919
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2012

Duration: 01:23min

Club Scene- Soundtrack by Modiano

Film director Richard Oswald, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany 1919
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2012

Duration: 05:21 min

“She unquestionably conveyed the film narrative’s emotional expression.”
April 8, 2018

Review by Uri Klein, in Ha’aretz 
Haaretz.com

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (German: Das Kabinett des Dr. Caligari)

Film director Robert Wien, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1920
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018

Francis & Alan at the Market/ Cesare’s dark prophecy

Video duration: 8:00 min

Modiano premiered the soundtrack live at Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel (April 2018)
סינמטק תל אביב – הבית של הקולנוע (cinema.co.il)

BIMM Music College- Dublin (March 2020)
https://www.bimm.ie/dublin/

“Hypnotic Visual and Audio event…The intensity of her composition and live performance destabilized the silence that characterizes silent movies. Her music also completed the film’s unsettling perception of reality and confronted it.”

April 8, 2018
Review by Uri Klein, in Ha’aretz 
Haaretz.com

Jane’s Survival / Cesare’s collapse

Film director Robert Wien, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1920.
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018.

Video duration: 06:09 min

Modiano premiered the soundtrack live at Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel (April 3, 2018)
סינמטק תל אביב – הבית של הקולנוע (cinema.co.il)
BIMM Music College- Dublin (March 4, 2020)

https://www.bimm.ie/dublin/

“I have seen the film many times but viewing the film with Acher’s music was like seeing the film for the first time. During the screening my gaze moved constantly between the screen action and Acher’s image standing and playing at the edge of the stage, dressed in a masculine suite and hat, and my wandering gaze enhanced the unsettling feeling that Wien’s film inspires in its spectators.”

April 8, 2018

Review by Uri Klein, in Ha’aretz 

Haaretz.com

ASPHALT

Film director Joe May, premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1929
Soundtrack composed and premiered by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano on June 15, 2012, All Things Project, Manhattan, New York City, USA

ATP | All Things Project, New York City, NY, USA
(June 15, 2012)

Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest) – FilmFreeway
(April 20, 2013)

Gershwin Hotel, New York City, NY, USA 
(September 5, 2013)

Category:Gershwin Hotel – Wikimedia Commons

Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library and Museum – LANDMARK WEST, New York City, NY, USA

(November 14, 2013)

Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Israel
 סינמטק תל אביב – הבית של הקולנוע (cinema.co.il)

(November 2, 2018)

Modiano Live Soundtrack at Gershwin Hotel Performance Series

Film Director: Joe May. Premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1929.
Soundtrack created by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano, premiered in New York City, NY, USA, 2012.

Performance Location:
Gershwin Hotel, New York City, NY, USA
Category:Gershwin Hotel – Wikimedia Commons

Performance Date: September 5, 2013

“The combination of the film and Acher’s performance created a highly inspiring cinematic-musical experience…purely modernistic in character, blasting around the film, encompassing, supporting, and enhancing it…”

By Uri Klein, Ha’aretz, April 8th, 2018, Israel.

ASPHALT: INTRO

Film Director: Joe May. Premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1929
Soundtrack created by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano, premiered in New York City, NY, USA, 2012

Duration: 06:25min

“During the screening my gaze moved constantly between the screen action and Acher’s image standing and playing at the edge of the stage, dressed in a masculine suite and hat, and my wandering gaze enhanced the unsettling feeling that Wien’s film inspires in its spectators.”
By Uri Klein, Ha’aretz, April 8th, 2018, Israel.

Album title: “Redcar” (2001)

Genre: Electro-acoustic Jazz.

All music by Yael Acher “KAT” modiano

Artists: “KaT”-inDustrial: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano: composition, scores, flute and electronic -beats, leading, Peter Dahlgren- trombone, Nils Davidsen- Double Bass

Total Time: 55:06 min

Record label: MODIANO, MODIANO 0501 

Released on June 2001.

Recorded at Toccata studio, Copenhagen, Denmark on May 2nd and 3rd, 2001.

Sound engineering: mix and mastering by Jesper Johansen 

Production: Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano.

ASPHALT: The Fight Scene

Film Director: Joe May. Premiered in Weimar Republic, Germany, 1929
Soundtrack created by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano, premiered in New York City, NY, USA, 2012

Duration:  05:44 min

“[The] sound created a space that really felt like the inner life of consciousness. “ By Lynne Constantine, George Mason University, August 28th, 2013, MA, USA

LEONTINE ENFANT TERRIBLE

Film created in 1910, Modiano’s soundtrack created in June 2021
Release by Kino Lorber in 2022, on Cinema’s First Nasty Women, a 4-disc DVD/Blu-ray set.

Cinema’s First Nasty Women:
Cinema’s First Nasty Women (Kino) – Blu/DVD set – NitrateVille.com

Kino Lorber:
Kino Lorber – Experience Cinema

Soundtrack composed, recorded and produced by Yael Acher “KAT Modiano.
Music recorded with:
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – production, composition, lead, flute & efx
Daniel Muschinsky – piano and keyboards
Kristor Brødsgaard – double bass and el- bass, sound engineer,
Ayi Solomon – percussion and voice,
Niclas Compagnol – drums

Soundcloud Audio link:
From: AIR- Peng’s Flight 

Stream AIR – Peng’s Flight – Sneak Peek by Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Audio Duration: 2:51 min

“The intensity of her composition and live performance destabilized the silence that characterizes silent movies. Her music also completed the film, that itself is about unsettling the perception of reality and confronted it.”

April 8, 2018

Review by Uri Klein, in Ha’aretz 

Haaretz.com

Title: NOMAD Imagination – Roots of Love 

(Sneak peek track list- not released yet)

Stream Yael Acher “Kat” Modiano | Listen to NOMAD Imagination – Roots of Love (Sneak peek- pre-release) playlist online for free on SoundCloud

Composed, recorded and produced by Yael Acher “KAT Modiano.
Recorded February-May 2021 at BOGEY Studio, Copenhagen V. Denmark
with:
Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – production, composition, lead, flute & efx
Daniel Muschinsky – piano and keyboards
Kristor Brødsgaard – double bass and el- bass, sound engineer,
Ayi Solomon – percussion and voice,
Niclas Compagnol – drums

LA PILE ELECTRIQUE DE LEONTINE

Film created in 1911, France. (Film director is unknown)
Soundtrack created by Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano in June 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Release by Kino Lorber in 2022, on Cinema’s First Nasty Women, a 4-disc DVD/Blu-ray set.

“A deeply satisfying album which proves that it is true that jazz’s genuine strength is that it is a bastard art form, which keeps on finding new ‘holes in the hedge’ it can copulate with, and in every foreseeable future, it would be able to conceive piles of new non-degenerated and very greedy Bastards… Hallelujah!” 

By Anders Kirkegaard, Jazz Special, Issue #71 August/September 2003, Denmark.
Forsiden – JAZZ Special

NOMAD Imagination – Roots of Love

Composed, recorded and produced by Yael Acher “KAT Modiano.
Recorded February-May 2021 at BOGEY Studio, Copenhagen V. Denmark with:

Yael Acher “KAT” Modiano – production, composition, lead, flute & efx
Daniel Muschinsky – piano and keyboards
Kristor Brødsgaard – double bass and el- bass, sound engineer,
Ayi Solomon – percussion and voice,
Niclas Compagnol – drums