The IFI and Musictown 2017 are teaming up to present Sound of Silents on the 8th of April.

This special programme includes a selection of short silent films which will be accompanied by new improvised scores. The selection has a distinct German flavour and includes a newsreel purportedly documenting the Irish Rising of 1914; the first transatlantic flight by Irish and German pilots (1928); portraits of German-born artists Irina Brady (1943) and Imogen Stuart (1955); and scenes from the Aran Islands by ethnographer Heinrich Becker (1940s).

Here’s a taste of what’s on offer, with the trailer created by the IFI’s Dean Kavanagh.

The music, curated by Shane Latimer of Bottlenote, will feature performances by Seán MacErlaine and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh joined by musicians from the Ruhr area of Germany, saxophonists Julius Gabriel and Florian Walter, and electronic artist Achim Zepezauer.

Sound of Silents screens twice on April 8th 2017 at 14.00 and 20.30. Get your tickets here. 

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland