Possible Sounds of Early Cinema
An audiovisual experiment aiming to present highlights of the Romanian silent cinema, accompanied by sound compositions authored by prolific artists on the contemporary experimental music scene.
This project proposes both revisiting the silent film archive as an artistic strategy to revive interest in the local pioneering cinema, and reconsidering the paradigm of sound accompaniment. We tried to achieve a more personal and spontaneous approach, as opposed to the classical soundtrack that supports the action and emphasizes the plot lines. The composition devised by each artist reflects their sensibility towards the emotional, narrative, and cultural content of the film, according to their own style and techniques. Assumed as a real exchange not just a juxtaposition (Philippe Franck), this approach may draw unforeseen directions for the vocabulary of experimental music and bring to the attention of the public the value of early cinema.
Project curator: Elena Dobîndă. Project manager: Emilian Mărgărit. Project assistant: Ionuț Tudor. Film consultant: Mihai Fulger. Subtitles: Daria Turbăceanu, Ligia Soare, Cosmin Tița, Iulia Sirboiu. Identity & communication: Elena Dobîndă. Organizer: Image and Sound. Supported by: National Film Archive (Romania). Partners: Prisma Production Pro, Rezidența BRD Scena9.
Cultural project co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the standpoint of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN cannot be held liable for the content of the project or the manner in which the outcomes of the project may be used. These shall devolve entirely on the beneficiary of the financing.