Sound of Silent Film 2010

SOSF_2010_Poster_Revised_smallWe tend to think of silent films as an outmoded genre, a medium belonging exclusively to a golden age in the distant past. But there are a surprising number of living filmmakers working without dialogue in this day and age. Famous directors like Guy Maddin, Alexander Payne and Tim Burton, to name just a few, have all chosen at one time or another to work in the silent medium.

“Of all the art forms, music takes the shortest route to the heart, and this is especially true of live music. Something truly alchemical happens when film gets a live score,” says Guy Maddin of his decision to make films emphasizing music over dialogue.

Now in its fifth year, ACM presents its annual Sound of Silent Film Festival, an evening of modern silent films with newly composed scores by Chicago composers performed live by musicians from ACM’s resident ensemble Palomar.

Wednesday, March 10 and 17, 7:30 PM
Chopin Theater
1543 W. Division St.
$15 at the door, $10 if purchased online

Must Like Magic by Steve Stein
Emend by Deco Dawson
Copy Shop by Virgil Widrich
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer by the Brothers Quay


Necrology by Standish Lawder
Circumstances by Marco Sanges
Sky Piece for Yayoi Kusama No. 3 by Orson Panetti
Carmen by Alexander Payne


Patricia Morehead
Jim Gailloretto
Eric Malmquist
Douglas Johnson
Kyle Vegter
Michael Allen
Michael Miller
Georges Bizet


Francesco Milioto – conductor

Alyson Berger – cello
Seth Boustead – piano
Madeline Christensen – flute
Robin Clevenger – French horn
Drew Duncan – tenor
Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff – viola
Matthew Peters – percussion
KT Somero – clarinet
Jessye Wright – mezzo-soprano
ChiHsuan Yang – violin


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