Pharmakon-scored movie Transfiguration premiered at Cannes, screening at SXSW
Michael O'Shea's new horror film The Transfiguration premiered at Cannes last year and will now make its North American premiere this week at SXSW. The Transfiguration stars Eric Ruffin and Chloe Levine, and it "follows troubled teen Milo who hides behind his fascination with vampire lore." The music for the film was composed by Margaret Chardiet, better known as Pharmakon. To quote a review on Hollywood Reporter, "O'Shea uses the bursts of droning ambient noise and the somber electronic sounds of Margaret Chardiet's score to arresting effect." Watch the trailer below.
Pharmakon, who releases her new album Contact this year, is also playing a show at SXSW. She plays the Moogfest Future Sound Showcase at Cheer Up Charlies on Monday (3/13). That showcase has a lot going on (more than just live music). It looks like this:
Modular Marketplace - Starts at 3pm
Future Thought Daytime Program
.:Conversation:. • 4pm
OUR DIVERSE FUTURE: Optimism Alongside Discrimination, from NC to TX
.:Installation:. • 5pm
THE HOLLADAY BROTHERS: EMERGENCE
Future Sound Nighttime Program - *SXSW BADGE REQUIRED*
Featured performances from...
PROFESSOR TOON • 8pm
MADAME GHANDI • 9pm
SUZANNE CIANI • 10pm
ELLIE HERRING • 11pm
RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER • 12am
PHARMAKON • 1am
Badges or wristbands are required.
Pharmakon also plays the actual Moogfest in Durham, NC this May and she has other tour dates, including a record release show in Brooklyn on April 14 at Brooklyn Bazaar with Coteries and New Castrati. Tickets for that show are still available.
She also recently dropped a new song off Contact, "No Natural Order." Listen to that song, with the updated list of Pharmakon tour dates, below.
Pharmakon -- 2017 Tour Dates
Mar 13, 2017: Austin, TX Cheer Up Charlies (Moogfest Future Sound SXSW Showcase)
Mar 18, 2017: San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger (w/ Institute)
Apr 1, 2017: The Hague, NL Rewire Festival (w/ Blanck Mass)
Apr 14, 2017: Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
Apr 20, 2017: Paris, FR Instantes Chavires
Apr 22, 2017: Berlin, DE Ausland
Apr 23, 2017: Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
Apr 25, 2017: London, UK Electrowerkz
Apr 26, 2017: Brighton, UK The Haunt (w/ Blanck Mass)
Apr 27, 2017: Nottingham, UK Chameleon
Apr 28, 2017: Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
Apr 29, 2017: Bristol, UK The Exchange
May 3, 2017: Lisbon, PT ZDB
May 4, 2017: Madrid, ES La Boite
May 5, 2017: Barcelona, ES Upload
May 6, 2017: Krems, AT Donau Fesitval
May 21, 2017: Durham, NC Moogfest