CineCity: Berlin - Symphony of a Great City (live score)
Music composed and performed by Simon Fisher Turner, Klara Lewis and Rainier Lericolais
Directed by Walter Ruttman
Produced in 1927, Berlin: Symphony of a Great City is considered one of the most iconic urban symphonies of late-1920s European avant-garde cinema. Walter Ruttmann’s definitive ‘city film’ is a dawn to dusk portrait of 1920s Berlin, combining documentary, abstract and lyrical imagery. The era of industrialisation was at its peak; urban modernism had become a fashion.
The ‘city symphony’ became a fully-fledged film genre, whose characters were the railway, the dance of the trams, the magic of electricity and the roar of automobiles. From this rapidly developing city arose a resounding combination of new sounds, now given a new dimension by musicians Simon Fisher Turner, Klara Lewis and Rainier Lericolais through a contemporary sound and musical creation.
Presented in partnership with CINECITY. A special event to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (9 November 1989)
Klara Lewis is a Swedish musician-composer whose albums have been released to great acclaim. She builds her work from heavily manipulated samples and field recordings, creating a unique combination of the organic and the digital. She was named Emerging Artist of the Year by BBC 6 Music DJ Mary Anne Hobbs.
SIMON FISHER TURNER
Simon Fisher Turner is an award-winning UK composer and musician. He collaborated with Derek Jarman on most of his film work and has also scored films for Mike Hodges, Michael Almareyda, and Lodge Kerrigan.
Rainier Lericolais is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based in Paris. He works in a wide variety of media and has collaborated with a diverse range of artists. He is also a member of the band Minizza.
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Dates & Times
Sunday 10 November, 20197:00pm