New Sounds Live Silent Film Series
Live performances by two celebrated new-music orchestras: The Wordless Music Orchestra performs Jóhann Jóhannsson's score to Bill Morrison’s The Miners’ Hymns, and The Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble performs Michael Gordon's score for Morrison’s masterpiece Decasia.
New York, NY –
World Financial Center Winter Garden
220 Vesey Street
Battery Park City
Admission is FREE
The Miners' Hymns - Tuesday, Jan. 31st at 7:30PM
The Great Flood - Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30PM
Spark of Being - Thursday, February 2 at 7:30PM
Decasia - Friday, February 3 at 7:30PM
» New Sounds Live 2011-2012 Concert Season
Bill Morrison has reinvented the lost art of the silent film–often using decaying footage from old silent movies but also creating his own luminous, evocative world out of new images and new music. This series looks at a selection of Morrison’s major works, all done in collaboration with some of the finest new-music composers. The opening and closing films are shown with live orchestral accompaniment: The Miners’ Hymns features a riveting, brass-heavy score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, played by the Wordless Music Orchestra; and the grand finale, Decasia, brings the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble to perform Michael Gordon’s score. In between, the new film The Great Flood is paired with music by eclectic guitar hero Bill Frisell, and Spark of Being includes an electro-acoustic score by trumpeter and bandleader Dave Douglas. Admission is FREE!
All performances will be taped for later broadcast on New Sounds.