new & old silent films with new music

In conjunction with Tate modern’s Dalí & FIlm exhibition, this film programme featured the world premiere of live new music scores for 9 strings, piano, percussion, soprano and clockwork toys to a range of classic avant-garde and experimental silent films.

The scores examine new contextual relationships between music, historical experimental film, and art.The concert and screening featured the UK premiere of the recently restored print of Un Chien Andalou by Filmoteca Española, accompanied by López Figueroa’s original score Clonic Mutations.

“Live music set to film can be a joy”, The Guardian “a poignant music score expanding the meaning of the film” Harlock Award, Rimusicazioni Film Festival, Bolzano 2006

Clonic Mutations live performance at Berlinale 2008 Buñuel´s retrospective. Berlin Film Festival

Sergio Lopez Figueroa, composer

Tim Murray, conductor
The Clarion ensemble
Maya Sapone, soprano
Kate Ryder, piano

Violins Helena Wood, Peter Graham, Kate Robinson, Ciaran McCabe
Viola Jennifer Christie, Helen Goatly
Cello Chris Allan, David Kadumukasa
Bass Richard Pryce
Percussion Robert Farrer,

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new & old silent films with new music

Big Bang Lab

A group to encourage the production of contemporary silent films with live original music across genres from fiction, animation, short, features and documentaries. If you are looking for new interactions between sound and image beyond the obvious commonplace…


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A group to encourage the production of contemporary silent films with live original music across genres from fiction, animation, short, features and documentaries. If you are looking for new interactions between sound and image beyond the obvious commonplace this is a starting point.

We are asking composers and filmmakers to upload showreels of their work in this genre including cine-concert and performances or individual finished titles as well as documentaries of the process behind writing and performing music for silent films.

We are looking for composers and filmmkers with a social vision to use their skills for a purpose so get in touch!

Sergio Lopez Figueroa,
Big Bang Lab, Director

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bigbang-lab.com
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