The Berlin based platform 'Moving Silence' presents for the fourth year in Athens a festival dedicated to "silent" moving image and experimental sound. For the third time the festival was produced together with the Goethe-Institut Athen.
From Thursday 28th until Sunday31st of March 2013, around 30 musicians from Athens and Berlin meet and perform live soundtracks for "silent" video and film works made by contemporary creators at the Goethe-Institut Athen and the collaborating venue Beton7.
"The contemporary cinema can win back its expressive freedom" the Moving Silence members state. "Any visual style can profit from a sound language, by using advanced digital technologies as well as old analog techniques. Live performances sustain and amplify the films as musicians can breathe new life into silent cinema, which inappropriately remained silent for such a long time." Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform invites the Athenian audience to an audiovisual experience where experimental image and sound met in unusual and unexpected ways.
In 2013 the festival again distributes a part of the festivals budget and supports local artists. Therefore we host a silent film pitching competition. The winner will get a production-grand of 1000 Euro for a new silent film production.
This year's festival edition will focus on the following subjects:
Vocal & Voice MosivoR, the Moving Silence Voice Orchestra will premier for the first time with three new silent films and Athens based collective Minimaximum will sing for L'Idee, a masterpiece from the 1930s, both on 28.3. at Goethe-Institut.
Co-Founder of Moving Silence Marco Brosolo (IT) will
for the first time: MosivooR, a choir for silent films on March 28th
& a solo performance on March 29th at Goethe-Institut.
Johanna Borchert (DE) is a driving force in the young and energetic Jazzscene of her birthplace, Berlin. Besides her solo-project she is also the coleader of several bands and will perform
on March 29th & 30th.
Johannes Marx (DE) is the singer, producer and guitarist of Pitchtuner. In Athens he will present his solo project between a now melancholic then enthusiastic atmosphere and will perform
on March 29th & 30th.
Bruno Spassky (NZ) is the moniker of Bruno Spassky who studied applied Physics at NTUA and worked as sound designer in numerous science fiction movies which have never been published. He
performs on 28.3. at Goethe-Institut
This years Greek acts are (in order of appearance):
MiniMaximum improVision is a group of architects and visual artists, that improvise using natural and electronic instruments, sampled sounds, objects and images. They will present a vocal based film soundtrack on 28.3. at Goethe-Institut
Moving Silence was originally founded in summer 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo and the filmmaker Matthias Fritsch with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography to the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. From late 2009 the team was joined by Anastasia_X as producer, event coordinator and performer. Moving Silence wishes to constitute a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound by inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around and outside Europe.