Silent Films/Live Music at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan

    Silent Films/Live Music

    Curated by John Schaefer as part of WNYC’s New Sounds Live Seriesfilm, music

    February 17, 2015 – February 20, 2015

    8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Brookfield Place New York
    230 Vesey Street
    New York , NY 10821

    Arts Brookfield brings back the acclaimed Silent Films/Live Music series, curated by John Schaefer as part of WNYC’s annual New Sounds Live program. Experience two unforgettable evenings of contemporary and classic silent film screenings accompanied by live music! The avant-rock band SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan) handpicked four silent films by the legendary Man Ray, and then created original scores for these performances. Their curated soundscape will breathe new life into these vintage shorts. This evening alternates with the award-winning silent hit Blancanievesbased on the “Snow White” fairy tale, written and directed by acclaimed Spanish director Pablo Berger in 2012. Alfonso Vilallonga’s original soundtrack will be performed by the composer himself along with the acclaimed new-music ensemble Wordless Music Orchestra. Set in a romantic version of 1920’s Andalusia, the silent black-and-white fantasy swept the 2013 Gaudí awards (known as the Spanish Oscars) winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Catalan-Language Film, among others, and was one of the year’s most popular films in Spain.

    Tuesday, February 17 & Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 8:00pm:

    Running time is approximately 1 hour.

    Four films by Man Ray, selected by SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan):

    Retour a la Raison (1923)
    Emak Bakia (1926)
    Les Mysteres Du Chateau Du De (1929)
    L’Etoile De Mer (1928)

    World-premiere scores composed and performed by SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan)

    Wednesday, February 18 & Friday, February 20, 2015 at 8:00pm:

    Running time is approximately 1 hour 45 min.

    Blancanieves (2012)

    Written and Directed by Pablo Berger

    Score Composed by Alfonso Vilallonga

    Performed by Wordless Music Orchestra with Alfonso Vilallonga

    Ryan McAdams, conductor

    Alfonso Vilallonga, accordion/ukulele/banjo

    Julian Koster, musical saw