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SILENT FILM + LIVE MUSIC
Silent film scores composed by Jean Hasse


RICHARD WAGNER (The Life and Works of Richard Wagner)
(1913, Carl Froelich, Dir., 96 min.)
Premiered at the Barbican Centre, London, Cinema 1,
12 January 2014. Part of Wagner 200.

Jean Hasse, piano


MOLYBDENUM MYSTERY
(2011, Charlie Blackfield, Dir., 4 min.)
for University of Bristol/Bristol Isotope Group
Link to film on Vimeo

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
(1928, James Watson, Director, 13 min.)
Premiered by ensemble Counterpoise (violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano)
Performances:
Premiere: 29 March 2010, Kings Place, London
17 May 2010, Univ. of Hertfordshire, 21 May, Kingston University, London
;
29 September 2013, Kings Place, London,
6 November 2013, Victoria Rooms, Bristol
Read reviews
Link to film on YouTube

ALL THE HUES OF NATURE: COLOUR FILM AND RESTORATION
Including the following films:
L'Inferno (1911, Italy), Filettes de Bretagne (1909, France),
Prekrasnaya Lyukanida (1912, Russia), The Open Road (1925, UK),
Hilversum (1938, Netherlands), Zeeland en Hilversum (1939),
Grande Fete du Cinquantenaire de Yokohama, Japanese Festival (France, 1909)

Jean Hasse, piano, new scores composed/improvised live to 7 films
(also including percussion ensemble in 3 films)
Premiere: 10 July 2009, Bristol, Arnolfini Contemporary Arts Centre

THE RAT
(1925, Graham Cutts, Director, 1 hr 20 min.)

Jean Hasse (piano), Jack Beecroft (accordion), Emma Tenison (clarinet)
Premiere: 30 November 2008, Bristol, Arnolfini Contemporary Arts Centre

GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (Vormittagsspuk)
(1928, Hans Richter, Director, 7 min.)

Premiered by ensemble Counterpoise (violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano)
Performances:
Premiere: 25 April 2008, Nottingham
14 November, South Hampstead High School
23 November, Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Cambridge
25 November, St George's Brandon Hill, Bristol
21 January (2009), Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York
18 February, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Link to film on YouTube

MABEL'S DRAMATIC CAREER
(1913, Mack Sennett, Director, 15 min)

Jean Hasse, piano
Premiere: 11 March 2008, Birds Eye View Festival, BFI/NFT London

FAUST
(1926, F.W. Murnau, Director, 1 hr 46 min.)

Premiered by the South West Ensemble
(CoMA South West and Bristol-based players -
flute, clarinet, alto sax, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, guitar,
piano, electric keyboard, percussion, strings)
John Traill
, Conductor

Performances: 13 October 2007 Victoria Rooms, Bristol and
21 October Barbican Centre, London
More information on Faust


Other film scores by Jean Hasse
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FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Faust pic1

THE RAT
The Rat
VIEW excerpt (3:30)
Footage of The Rat courtesy of the BFI National Archive

GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST
Faust pic4

FAUST
Faust pic1

faust pic3

MABEL'S DRAMATIC CAREER
Faust pic1