Ferry Corsten’s Gouryella, It’s a Fine Day and Symbiotic are proud to present the first screening of the much anticipated documentary film ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’.
The world premiere will take place at the Hawthorn’s Lido Cinema in Melbourne on Wednesday January 4th 2017, where fans and industry figures will be treated to an exclusive evening screening attended by Ferry, topping off a monumental 2016 for Gouryella as we enter the new year. Tickets will go onsale Monday December 19th 2016 at 10am AEDT and can be purchased via official ticket seller Moshtix.
Pioneering electronic artist Ferry Corsten commanded the scene across 2016 with the resurrection of his much-loved Gouryella alias. Shimmering with atmospherics across new, scene-stealing tracks like ‘Neba’ that dominated live sets at Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Europe and a further constellation of dates spanning the globe, it seemed only fitting to launch the much anticipated documentary of ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ in the country where its live show began back in March 2016.
Taking Gouryella down under for the act’s debut live world premiere at Atlantis back in Autumn, Ferry Corsten now unveils his ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ film that will be premiered at an intimate event at Melbourne’s Lido Cinema this January. Adorned with marble and terrazzo floors, with slashes of neon lights and primary colours that mirror the kaleidoscopic spectrum and energy of Gouryella’s music, Melbourne’s Lido cinema provides the perfect destination to rollout this exclusive event.
Speaking about ‘From The Heavens’, Ferry said: “Telling a story through music is one thing. Telling a story through photos, video and a narrative is another. I’m very excited that I’m able to bring this documentary onto the stage and take my fans with me on a journey behind the scenes and through the process that is Gouryella”.
With its range of hi-definition, eye-popping visuals and a soundtrack that stellifies Gouryella beyond even its own cult, ‘From The Heavens’ explores the highs of a monumental year for one of dance’s most loved alias, as the captivating music featured also receives a full audio-only compilation release as of December, available now on Flashover Recordings.
With the use of these all-new releases, the film chronicles the massive cultural influence that Gouryella set in motion across the scene with its early sound, inspiring and drawing praise from names including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold and Above & Beyond throughout the film.
Expanding further on the first-person, behind-the-scenes narrative from Ferry himself, dip into the studio, world-class events and unravel the emotion that has fed into the project from its delivery.
Tickets for this exclusive Melbourne screening are available from Monday 19th December 2016 via Moshtix.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ below.
The Trance Project caught up with Ferry Corsten ahead of next month’s premiere – read the World Exclusive Interview below.
The last time we talked, you were just about to premiere the stage debut of Gouryella in Australia. Fast forward 10 months, you’ve captured the hearts of thousands of fans across the globe with your superb sets under the classic guise, released a limited edition Gouryella box set and in 2017 you will premiere a special Gouryella documentary titled ‘From the Heavens’. How does it feel to have successfully made it this far with Gouryella?
It’s been an amazing trip! I really put a lot of my heart and soul into the Gouryella project and to show what Gouryella is about, what it means for me and what inspired me to make the project and show. The team and I have been working really hard on the documentary and I’m super excited to see how it is all coming together. I can’t wait for the premiere of the documentary in Australia.
How did the idea for the documentary come together and what inspired you to tell the Gouryella story through film?
We actually weren’t planning on releasing a documentary but we had been filming the show for our own private use. However, we noticed we were receiving such positive reviews about the shows and the message behind the show so we thought we would go further into the concept and let fans understand why the Gouryella show was made how it was…and that became the documentary.
What does it mean to bring the world premiere of the documentary to Australia?
It seems fitting that, seeing that Gouryella is a native Australian word meaning “Heaven” and Australia was the first country to launch the Gouryella live show, they would be the first country to see the documentary as well. I’ve always loved travelling to Australia and it has a special place in my heart.
What message, if any, do you want audiences to walk away with after watching it?
I hope you enjoyed the documentary, the show, the music, and understand what Gouryella means to me and why things happened the way they did.
What was the most memorable part of making this documentary?
I think watching the footage has actually been the most memorable. When I’m performing at the shows I don’t get to see much of my own show as I’m the one DJing and watching the crowd. Seeing the footage and hearing the music allows me to enjoy the show from “the other side” – it’s fantastic. It’s been also great seeing the reactions of fans and fellow DJs.
What do you feel like you’ve learned from working on the documentary?
Telling your story through music and telling your story through words and pictures are two completely different things. Although they can’t live without each other.
The Gouryella sound is really unlike much else nowadays. Is there a particular track you’re most proud of? Can we expect new music under the alias in 2017?
I’m really happy with ‘Anahera’, but I might be even happier with the way ‘Neba’ turned out. Although it took me a while to get my head back in the ‘Gouryella space’, I’m just very thankful that I found the sound of “Gouryella” again in those tracks. I’m currently working on my Ferry Corsten album for 2017. I’m super excited about that.
What do you think the legacy of Gouryella will be in years, decades to come?
I hope people will always remember Gouryella as something more than just music. More like the beauty of life itself.
Would you like to give a message to your Aussie fans?
Thanks so much guys for supporting me. I’m lucky and happy to have you guys with me to ring in the new year and watch the premiere of Gouryella the documentary together!
World premiere in Melbourne of Ferry Corsten’s ‘Gouryella – From The Heavens’ documentary
Cinema: Lido Cinema 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn
Time: 20:00pm – 21:00pm
Screening tickets available here on Monday 19 December.