Jozef van Wissem


Jozef van Wissem (* 1962 Maastricht, Netherlands), a longtime collaborator with filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, has introduced the lute into new musical contexts and is perhaps the best known lute player in the western world. With his postminimalist music, he has recorded two albums with Jarmusch and has collaborated with many other artists (Keiji Haino, Gary Lucas, Tilda Swinton). London’s National Gallery commissioned him to create a sound piece to Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors, and he wrote the music for the computer game The Sims Medieval. His soundtrack music for Only Lovers Left Alive won an award at the 2013 festival in Cannes.

(NL) 24-stringed lute / soundtrack / vampires

Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross / Friday, 28 Oct. at 8pm

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Festival edition: 2016
Event type: Music
28.10Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 20:00


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory