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Sounds of Silence Festival | Battleship Potemkin (1925) | CANCELLED

Music by Ensemble Modelo62

Vr 13 mrt | 21.30 uur GROTE ZAAL | Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10,- | Ooievaarspas 50% | We Are Public gratis

The most influential silent film of all time

Due to the Corona virus and government regulations aimed at stopping the virus we are unfortunately forced to cancel the Sounds of Silence Festival 2020. We will try to reschedule the fesival to a later date. Ticket buyers will be informed about the options regarding ticket refunds. 

Single ticket
Online €12,50 | Kassa €14,50 | Studenten €10 | Ooievaarspas 50%| Tickets
Festival Passepartout Online €50 | Kassa €52 | Studenten €36,- | Ooievaarspas 50% | Tickets
Student and Ooievaarspas only available at the theater

Film: Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, 1925)
Odessa - 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship's loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable - mutiny. Seizing control of the Potemkin and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors' revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace ground under the boot heels of the Czar's Cossacks. When ruthless White Russian cavalry arrives to crush the rebellion on the sandstone Odessa Steps, the most famous and most quoted film sequence in cinema history is born.

Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time, considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein’s greatest work. Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein’s theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase: his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual juxtaposition, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist.

Music: Ensemble Modelo62
To retain its relevance as a propaganda film for each new generation, Eisenstein hoped that the score would be rewritten every 20 years. The original score was composed by Edmund Meisel. A salon orchestra performed the Berlin premiere in 1926. The instruments were flute/piccolo, trumpet, trombone, harmonium, percussion and strings, without viola. What Eisenstein did not foresee was that because "musicalized silent films" became a genre per se, there were many more soundtracks for this film than he could ever hope for… Therefore, for this occasion, in charge of the score will be Modelo62’s artistic and musical director Ezequiel Menalled, who decided that the instrumentation will not be so far away from the original score: consisting of flute/piccolo, clarinet, trumpet, percussion, guitar, piano and strings without viola.

Working closely with the ensemble musicians over the last 10 years, Ezequiel knows the skills of each of the involved musicians. Diving into their sensibilities, he will produce a score that will combine thoroughly notated sections with open sections; creating a balance between traditional and experimental sounds. In addition, Ezequiel will work with the original soundtrack as a reference, creating a dialogue between the sounds of nowadays with those of the 1920’s.