Music will give silent films a message

Updated: 2013-05-13 13:50

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A series of silent films, with an electronic music backdrop from a group of international musicians, will be brought to screens in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou from May 12 to 19.

Following its successful 2012 tour, the Institute Of Incoherent Cinematography, an NGO domiciled in Zurich, Switzerland, will again tour China.

Founded in 2011, the IOIC organizes an annual silent film marathon with live music centered on a clearly defined theme.

The tour will feature ten films focusing on the topic of "Femininity in Silent Film" and will be accompanied by renowned sound artists of the international experimental live electronic scene.

"Femininity in silent film is a dazzling and many-facetted topic," said Pablo Assandri, one of the co-founders of the Institute.

"There are the famous figures in front of the cameras – the Femme Fatales, Vamps, Divas – as well as the less well-known but nonetheless very important women behind the cameras, as directors or producers."

The seven musicians taking part in the IOIC silent electronic tour cover a broad range of experimental electronic music from synthesizers and drum-machines to DIY electronics as well as an amplified drum set.

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