Sounds of Silence | The Adventures of Prince Achmed
za 30 okt 2021 13:12
Met muziek van Nizar Rohana, Leah Uijterlinde and Carlos Ema
Based on stories from “The Arabian Nights”, a handsome prince rides a flying horse to far-away lands and embarks on magical adventures which include befriending a witch, meeting Aladdin, battling demons and falling in love with a princess. The film’s director, Lotte Reiniger, was a pioneer of early cinema and animated film, and a standard-bearer for women in the industry. Her hypnotic films, painstakingly crafted out of snippets of card and wire and animated by hand, have influenced generations of film-makers and artists. The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the world’s first animated feature film, a whirlwind of a fantasy filled with innovation and beauty that still has the power to capture the hearts of contemporary viewers.
Music by Nizar Rohana, Leah Uijterlinde – Voice, Clarinet, Live Electronics and Composition (Netherlands), Carlos Ema – Piano, Live Electronics, Composition and Direction (Spain)
“Our music is shaped by our cultures and traditions: Arabic, Flamenco and Sephardi Music (and the strong influence they have on each other). This encounter is evoked by the spells of the animated shadows of the beautiful film The Adventures of Prince Achmed and will become its live soundtrack; interacting between acoustic sounds and live electronics, plugged and percussed strings, voices and woodwinds.”