An audiovisual project aiming to revive the Romanian silent film archive by presenting five thematic selections of documentaries made between 1897-1942 along with original compositions written by significant contemporary sound artists and musicians in the field of experimental music in Romania.
Film curator: Călin Boto
Music: Makunouchi Bento, Sillyconductor, Micleușanu M., Simina Oprescu, Somnoroase Păsărele
Between 8 and 10 October, in partnership with Simultan NGO, we will present the “SHORT SOUNDS: Silent Romanian Documentary” program, a series of silent film screenings with live score that will take place starting from 8 pm inside MultipleXity (Take Ionescu Nr. 56 - 58).
English subtitles. Free access to screenings subject to availability and according to health restrictions imposed by law.
October 8 20:00 – Day by day. Actualities and documentaries (1897–1940) & Makunouchi Bento LIVE 21:15 – On fast forward. Industrial documentaries (1928–1935) & Sillyconductor LIVE
October 9 20:00 – Bucharest Hours (1942, urban documentary, directed by Witold Klimowicz). Music: Simina Oprescu 21:15 – Eternity’s Patients. Medical documentaries (1898-1931) & Micleușanu M. LIVE
October 10 20:00 – Why Are the Bells Ringing? Funeral documentaries (1914 - 1934) & Somnoroase Păsărele LIVE 21:00 – Q&A (a free conversation with the film curator, artists and organizers about the selected films and the sound compositions specifically written for)
Project coordinators: Elena Dobîndă & Emilian Mărgărit. Project assistant: Ionuț Tudor. Film curator & moderator: Călin Boto. Film processing & subtitles: PRISMA FILM (translation by Daniel Sebin, synchronization by Daria Turbăceanu, technical coordination by Cosmin Tița). Media web application development: Studio Black & Field (Ioan Ovidiu Cernei). Visual identity: Bogdan Ceaușescu. PR: Elena Dobîndă.
Organizer: Image and Sound. Partners: Simultan NGO, MultipleXity, National Film Archive, PRISMA FILM. Media partners: Zeppelin Magazine, Telekom Electronic Beats, Films in Frame, Aarc – All About Romanian Cinema, FILM MENU, Revista ARTA, Propagarta.
Cultural action undertaken with the support of Timișoara Municipality and of Timișoara Local Council. The cultural action does not necessarily represent the standpoint of Timișoara Municipality and of Timișoara Local Council. The content of the cultural action and the way in which its results may be used represent the exclusive responsibility of its authors and of the beneficiary of the funding. Timișoara Municipality and Timișoara Local Council cannot be held liable for the content of the project or the manner in which this may be used.
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.