Untitled Document


Niks Niks





(19 min 44) Mb

Waterproof is a debut film conceived by Hermine Schneider. She was assisted by Raymond Hartman (camera), Karolien van Gent (actor) and Fredrike de Winter (percussion).

A composition for sound and vision created by Hermine Schneider.
Waterproof takes you into another world by filming close-up. The images and sounds are all natural, but they are manipulated by water.
Sometimes the microphone is underwater, transforming the sound of the Chinese gong, the trumpet, and the human voice to a not immediately recognizable music. Flat hands rhythmically striking the surface of the water, and fists hitting the sides of the barrel containing the water, create fantastic waves on the water surface.
You can see the music! Your curiosity is stimulated and the at first unrecognizable become clear.
The music transforms from groovy to minimal sounds, from an emotional melody to very percussive patterns. Trumpets, tubas and percussion are played by Fredrike de Winter and Hermine Schneider.

This is a film to get lost in.

Hermine Schneider completed her studies (trumpet) at the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam in 1993. She plays in various jazz groups as well as in such musically diverse bands such as "Perfume de Salsa" and "The Utrecht Deep Artment", the music theater groups "Timbila" and "Dogtroep", and her own band "The Hermini's".
She has performed in "The Smile" by Henry Miller, a performance by the Theater group ACTO, "Instituto de arte dramatica" from Portugal. She is a composer for theatre, film and bands in several styles.