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Sounds of Silence

Silent Film. Live Music.

Sounds of Silence Festival is celebrating its 4th edition!

Silent films were originally meant to be accompanied by live music. Sounds of Silence Festival revives this tradition, exhibiting the enduring relevancy of silent films with the accompaniment of contemporary music, composed and performed by contemporary artists that give a current and fresh perspective to early cinema masterworks.
During three days the festival exhibits six events of film masterpieces accompanied by innovative musical arrangements that incorporate different acoustic instruments, analog and digital electronics, voices and more. All the music is performed live. The internationally renowned musicians who collaborate with the festival work in varied genres such as electronic, experimental, jazz, flamenco, baroque music and more.
Two installations will run throughout the duration of the festival: a tribute to Georges Méliès and a tribute to the Lumière brothers. These early silent cinema pioneers represent the very first divergence of cinema to its two main lines. On the one hand the power of cinema to create fantasy worlds and on the other hand its capacity to depict reality.