Adelaide’s Silent Remasters live screen and musical experience returns, expanding to a two-day event from September 13th – 14th at the Mercury Cinema.
Silent Remasters commissions contemporary South Australian musicians to compose original feature length scores to perform live music to silent masterpieces, creating the loudest silent movies you’ll ever see.
Highly skilled in performance, improvising and composition, Belinda Gehlert will open Friday night scoring the originally notorious and now acclaimed psycho-sexual melodrama, Pandora’s Box (1929).
On Saturday, experimental composers and exuberant electronic performers Dan Thorpe and Mat Morison will score the imaginative swashbuckling adventure, The Thief of Baghdad (1924).
Followed by composer and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, Adam Page, who will score the prescient romantic drama, The Wind (1928), the last great studio silent film.
The Mercury Cinema is partnering with music festival programmer Anne Wiberg to ensure the silent masterpieces are matched with the best up-and-coming SA musicians.
“While many of the compositions are ephemeral, never to be repeated, there are also highly creative works resulting in striking and magical live performances. I am really excited by the pairings of musicians to films this year and I expect it to surpass last year’s event which was regarded as the best ever,” said Anne Wiberg.
Pandora’s Box (1929) performed by Belinda Gehlert – 7.00pm – Friday, 13th September
The Thief of Baghdad (1924) performed by Dan Thorpe and Mat Morison – 2.00pm – Saturday 14th September
The Wind (1928) performed by Adam Page – 4.00pm – Saturday 14th September
$16/$14 to a single performance OR $42/$33 to all three
All Adelaide Cinematheque pass holders are entitled to concession prices.