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Live improvised music with silent movies

"Thanks for your last show. What Silent Live is very good at, is giving an original twist to the concept of film music time and time again. Despite the improvisational character of your music, you help the audience to understand and feel the movie better and you are truly inspired by the imagery." Martin De Ruiter, programmer Silent movies and music, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Silent Live plays live improvised music with silent movies. The collective has been doing this from 2014 on, and has since charmed a great deal of sold out venues already. At theatres like EYE Amsterdam, LantarenVenster Rotterdam, Focustheater Arnhem en Parkstadtheater Heerlen, movies like: The Artist (2011), The Red Turtle (2016), Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003), Microcosmos (1996), La Coquille et le Clergyman (1928), Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) and Weltstadt in Flegeljahren: Ein Bericht über Chicago (1931), were accompanied by original and instantly composed music.

Because of the fact that Silent Live improvises on the spot, without any composed music or sound design, the audience experiences a truly unique audiovisual spectacle. Every show is unpredictable and provides the audience with a fresh view on the movie. Through the use of multiple audio effects, the trio fits in small venues as well as on big festivals.

Silent Live enjoys the challenge of movies from all era’s of movie history and all kinds of movie experiments. Documentaries like Voyage of Time, Earthflight or the movie Under the Skin are still on our wish list.

Frido ter Beek: saxes, electronics |Bert Lochs: trumpet, EWI, electronics |Jasper Somsen: double bass |Guest player: Florian Zenker: guitar and effects

Mail Bert Lochs for info, technical rider and other media

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