Music to Give Silent Films a Message

by swisscham in Culture & Society

A series of silent films, with an electronic music backdrop from a group of international musicians, has been brought to screens in Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou from May 12 to 19. Following its successful 2012 tour, the Institute Of Incoherent Cinematography, an NGO domiciled in Zurich, Switzerland, again toured China. Founded in 2011, the IOIC organizes an annual silent film marathon with live music centred on a clearly defined theme.
The tour will feature ten films focusing on the topic of “Femininity in Silent Film” and will be accompanied by renowned sound artists of the international experimental live electronic scene.
“Femininity in silent film is a dazzling and many-facetted topic,” said Pablo Assandri, one of the co-founders of the Institute.
“There are the famous figures in front of the cameras – the Femme Fatales,

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