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Sounds of Silence Festival | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

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Music by Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals

Vr 8 mrt | 19:00 uur GROTE ZAAL | Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10,- | Ooievaarspas 50%

One of the silent cinema’s last and most luminous masterpieces


Single ticket Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Day ticket Online €20 | Kassa €22 | Studenten €15 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Festival Passepartout Online €50 | Kassa €52 | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Student and Ooievaarspas only available at the theater

An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife. German Expressionist filmmaker F.W. Murnau created one of the silent cinema’s last and most luminous masterpieces. Sunrise was awarded a special Oscar for unique and artistic production at the first ever Academy Awards.

Music by Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals Picó
Following their highly successful premiere of The Wind at Sounds of Silence 2017, the Edge Ensemble returns to premiere a new semi-improvised composition along with F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise. As before, soprano Elisenda Pujals represents the female protagonist in the film. In Sunrise, a married farmer’s mistress from the city tries to convince him to drown his wife. It is a classic film about temptation, devotion, love, and death. To create the soundtrack, the Edge Ensemble divides into two teams on opposite sides of the stage. One team represents the intensity and happiness of the Woman, the other team represents these aspects of the Man. By expressing these attributes in sound – gradually building towards the highest and lowest intensity moments in the film – a special kind of space is created between music and film. In this space, each audience member can have their own uniquely personal experience.

Sounds of Silence festival exposes the profound art of silent film and explores its interaction with contemporary music and art. The festival will celebrate its 5th edition on March 7-10, 2019. Musicians and artists participating in the 5th edition are: Ensemble Klang; Guus Janssen, Wolter Wierbos and Wim Janssen; The Edge Ensemble and Elisenda Pujals; Tomer Baruch and Alex Brajković; Cristiana Vignatelli and Geoff Leigh; Carolina Cortés Zambelli, Nathalia Valdés Vergara and Renán Zelada Cisneros. 

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