As part of the Silent Film & Live Music series we are delighted to present in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama rare screenings of silent animation landmarks, with live and electronic musical accompaniments by composers and musicians of the Guildhall's Electronic Music Studios.
The programme includes:
Berthold Bartosch’s L'idée (The Idea), with a score by Arthur Honegger, represents the first use of electronic music on a film soundtrack. After working with Lotte Reiniger on her silhouette animations, Bartosch went on to create this poetic, tragic allegory. Animated through paper cut-outs, the film concerns 'The Idea', represented by a young woman, who tries to spread her artist-creator's message. Based on the book of woodcuts by Hans Masereel.
France 1932 Dir. Berthold Bartosch 30 min.
The Cameraman's Revenge (PG)
Directed by the great pioneer of Russian animation Ladislas Starewitch, The Cameraman's Revenge tells a story of infidelity and hypocrisy in the insect world. A husband beetle takes trips to town for an amorous tryst with a dragonfly, but when his wife has an affair, the husband beetle takes his revenge by filming her with her lover, and showing the results in the local cinema.
Russia 1912 Dir. Ladislas Starewitch 9 min.
The Hasher’s Delerium
France 1910 Dir. Émile Cohl 1 min.
France 1908 Dir. Émile Cohl 2 min.
The Automatic Moving Company
France 1910 Dir. Émile Cohl 4 min.
Voice of a Nightingale
France 1923 Dir. Ladislas Starewitch 13 min.
France 1923 Dir. Ladislas Starewitch 9 min.
Town & Country Rat
France 1927 Dir. Wladyslaw Starewicz 10 min.
This event is in connection with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama event The Conspiracy, a celebration of film and music.This special performance event will involve alumni, staff and students from across the Guildhall School’s Acting, Music and Technical Theatre Departments. For more information please see the Guildhall School website www.gsmd.ac.uk/events
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Silent Film & Live Music Series
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