Musician, Composer. Lyricist
& Experimental Fiilmmaker
Single 2023 / War San
Listen to it here
Soundtrack EP & Short Film
Carabanchel Prison invites us to reflect on the fact that those days are over now,
and looks to a brighter future. It traces a line – quite literally – from confinement to exit,
and to freedom. If only this was possible for more historical dates and places.
11th August 2023
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Hubo una época, no hace tanto tiempo, en la que las cárceles habitaban los barrios de nuestras ciudades,
formaban parte del paisaje urbano y nos recordaban a todos que podíamos entrar en esa dimensión paralela oscura y maloliente.
Hoy eso ha cambiado, pese a tener una población penitenciaria enorme, proporcionalmente mayor a la que hubo en muchas décadas pasadas,
y necesitamos a artistas como Kim Warsen para ofrecernos paseos por lo liminal, por las ruinas de una cárcel que,
de forma complementaria, también nos muestra las ruinas de nuestra libertad.
17th August 2023
/Pablo García aka Pablo und Destruktion
The film portrays a person painting a line from the prison's epicenter to across the wall. The abstract textures that
drown the images are created by streams of water. The film was shot in 2006, inside the prison of Carabanchel,
Madrid. The prison had then been closed and abandoned for almost 10 years. It was finally demolished in 2008. The tapes were edited in 2023, 17 years after its making. The film features Ragnar Bey as the painter. Original Soundtrack made by WAR SAN and released on Transnational Records. A film by Kim Warsen. Format: MiniDV / 4:3. Length 10:59 min.
CARABANCHEL PRISON - Extracts from the Short Film
Read interview about the project
Entrevista sobre el proyecto en Castellano
"Almost spiritual", "Blends contemplation with optimism"
// Aural Aggravation, Christopher Nosnibor 2023
Comic by Lem Castaneda & Kim Warsen
Read the two first chapters here
HOLD THE LINE
Official Video / 2023
FLOAT Pt 1
EP / Single 2022 / War San
Kupula Art México
Single 2021 / War San
Album 2020 / War San
NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS
Album 2019 / War San
Kim Warsen is a Swedish musician, singer, composer & experimental filmmaker, known for his solo project War San,
for forming part of the critically acclaimed Spanish rock band Ginferno (2006-2014)
and for his soundtracks, performances and experimental films.
He started studying piano at six, later trumpet, singing and composition and soon became interested
in meditative music and creating soundscapes by the help of piano and unconventional percussion.
With the bands Ginferno and Los Cuantos he has released four albums and made over a hundred concerts
at Spanish clubs and festivals such as Primavera Sound, Primavera Club, Monkey Week and Faraday.
He has collaborated with musicians like Damo Suzuki (CAN) and received 2014 MINS Price
for Independent Music for Best World Music of the Year with the record Erta Ale.
In 2009 he graduated as a film director from Pedro Almodóvar´s film school ECA in Madrid
and has received nominations for his short films and soundtracks (Premio MAX, La Casa Encendida).
His lyrics and musical ideas were published in an anthology on literary creativity in the underground
rock music: "The Fist and the Lyric” (El Puño y la Letra) by Luis Boullosa, together with lyricists and musicians
such as Pete Simonelli (Enablers), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap) and Michael Gira (Swans).
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