Unsilent Night is a screening of classic silent shorts and archive film celebrating early pioneers in collaboration with contemporary musicians from across the North West. Fonik Featuring TanDog (Warrington) a.P.A.t.T. (Liverpool) and Frakture (Manchester) will perform newly commissioned soundtracks to each, asserting a connection between historic and contemporary methods in cinematic composition.
Shorts include arguably the first ever narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), a man whose affliction sets the world shaking in That Fatal Sneeze (1903), George Melies dreamlike Voyage a travers I’impossible(1904), the Arabian tale of Aladin ou la lampe merveilleuse (1906) plus Tea Party and Jitter Bug, exclusive edits TanDog of Prelinger Archive footage Disneyland in the 1960s and New York World Fair (1939-40).
Although the public are free to view the music perfomance at BBC Merseyside subject to maximum capacity, the films themselves accompanied by the live score can only be seen at the Big Screen Liverpool in Clayton Square. This event is free and limited outdoor seating will be provided.
For audiences at the screen, Norwegian saw player Ragnhield Zeigler will perform her ethereal compositions between brief changeover periods.
THIS EVENT IS FREE!!!
Brought to you buy Northwest Vision and Media and Liverpool City Council, in association with Liverpool Music Week and PMS: Popular Music Show on BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8FM
As this is an outdoor event please dress warmly for changeable evening weather.
Music/Arts – Performance
Thursday, October 29, 2009
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Big Screen Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom