RETROSPECTIVE: Adam Yauch: Homage to Homeboy + Mower [live]
18:30 Fri 15 Jan 2016
Many of you will know Adam Yauch as a co-founder of the successful American hip-hop band The Beastie Boys. However, it is not very well known that he also directed many of the group’s music videos under the pseudonym Nathaniel Hörnblowér, a quirky Swiss film maker. Yauch was the driving force behind the ambitious and humorous videos that were at least as influential for the music video genre as the Beastie Boys’ music was.
The programme celebrates Yauch, who died in 2012, as an indie artist, who was neither bothered by style nor technique and certainly didn’t worry about good taste. All that counted for him were lunatic ideas, a fearless love for experimenting and the courage to produce creative trash, true to the motto “Fight For Your Right – to party”.
In association with “Independent Cinema USA” at the Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
SHADRACH (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1989, 5 mins)
CIAO L.A. (Spike Jonze, US 1994, 7 min)
INTERGALACTIC (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1998, 5 mins)
THREE MCS AND ONE DJ (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 1999, 5 mins)
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF NATHANIEL HÖRNBLOWÉR (Nathaniel Hörnblowér [Adam Yauch], US 2006, 26 mins)
DON’T PLAY NO GAME THAT I CAN’T WIN (SPIKE JONZE, US 2011, 11 mins)
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT REVISITED (Adam Yauch, US 2011, 30 mins)
Mower are a London based band initially formed in 1999, and signed to Blur’s Graham Coxon’s Transcopic label. After a second album produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths), and tours with British Sea Power, The Futureheads, Drugstore and The Ordinary Boys, they split in 2007. Tonight we welcome them back with a live set that will include some Beastie Boys covers.