Bristol Silents presents:
silent film + live music
A new score composed by Jean Hasse
South West Ensemble (CoMA South West and Bristol-based players - 23 musicians)
John Traill, Conductor
Performances of FAUST (1926, F.W. Murnau, Director, 1 hr 46 min):
Saturday 13 October 2007
Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol
Sunday 21 October
Barbican Centre, Cinema 1, London
(Silent Film and Live Music Series)
The screenings featured the domestic German print of the FAUST film,
from the Masters of Cinema Series/Eureka DVD.
Bristol Silents have been programming Silent Film events in the South West and across the UK since 2000, including the Slapstick Silent Comedy Festival hosted by Paul Merton.
They’ve helped create a great buzz about silent films in the South West and around the UK. CoMA South West have been playing together for several years, including accompanying other silent films.
The FAUST project was funded in part by:
Arts Council England and The Britten-Pears Foundation.
A DVD of FAUST with the premiere recording is available from VM
for non-broadcast purposes.
On composing the score, by JH
From Classical Music magazine, 29 Sept 2007