The BSO presents Avant-garde silent movies

  • Film / Video
  • Posted by: Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra

    A new evening of live soundtrack composition on a selection of short silent movies.

    Directed by Hada Benedito, 13 musicians of the Berlin Soundpainting Orchestra will build a collective musical improvisation, composed in real time using the Soundpainting sign language, to accompany 5 short surrealist silent movies.

    An evening to discover the interplay between live composition and major experimental videos of the 1920’s.

    Un Chien Andalou – Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dalí
    L´Etoile De Mer – Man Ray
    Le Retour A La Raison – Man Ray
    Ballet Mechanique – Fernand Leger
    Anemic Cinema – Marcel Duchamp

    Soundpainting is the international sign language for live composition. The language comprises more than 1200 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The creation of the composition is realized through the parameters of each set of signed gestures.

    Hada Benedito – Live Composer (Soundpainter)
    Bianca G. – Voice
    Penelope Gkika – Violin
    Makiho Yoshida – Violin
    Federico Eterno – Alto sax / Clarinet
    Davide Lorenzon – Alto sax / Bass Clarinet
    Jonathan Lindhorst – Tenor Sax / Clarinet
    Kriton A. Beyer – Harmonium
    Rieko Okuda – Piano
    Dominic Sell – E. Guitar
    Adam Goodwin – Double Bass
    Antti Virtaranta – Double Bass
    Adrian David Krok – Drums