Spanish Silent Movies with Live Music at MoCA

This next Sunday, June 15th, will be the first event created by the new Cultural Section of the Spanish Consulate in Shanghai. This will be the first of three Sundays, all part of the series named Cinestesia, Spanish silent movies with Live Music.

Sara Abad, from the Cultural Section of the Spanish Consulate, explains she was attracted by the idea of exhibit a language communicative beyond nationalities, with multicultural concepts and narrative styles, and aesthetically attractive. The series of three classics of Spanish silent cinema will be brought back to life by three different bands, who will revitalize the stories with the free composition of the sound track: the melodic and rhythmic narrative of each story. Sara says the final idea is to create an environment to experience past and present through all our senses.

The films will be shown at the Art Lab of MoCA (on People Square), the entrance is 50 rmb and the shows will begin at 19:00.

The program:

Sunday June 15th

Film: “El Abuelo” (The Grandfather) – from 1925 – directed by: José Busch

Band: Irrecoverables

Electroacoustic band founded in Madrid in 2005 engaged in the combination of electronic sound, derived from the old school and traditional instruments. For this event, Irrecoverables have created a new set of original material to be presented live as the sound track for “The Grandfather”. Irrecoverables are: Alex Caparrós – Acoustic Guitar; Pablo Picón – Bass; Martino Butti – Drums; Paul González – Programmings, Keyboards, Guitar and Melodica Hohner.

Sunday June 22nd

Film: “Pilar Guerra” – 1926 – directed by: José Busch

Band: Abraham Carmona Flamenco Fusion

Abraham lives in Shanghai since 2006, he comes from a Sevillian gypsy family of great flamenco musicians. Abraham plays flamenco rhythms influenced by jazz, hip hop and Latin music. He will perform together with Eddy Goltz, other known guitar player on Shanghai stages.

Sunday June 29th

Film: “La Aldea Maldita” (The Haunted Village) – 1930 – directed by: Florián Rey

Band: Josadac Freire Ferreira Jr.

During the last five years Josadac has performed at different locations in China, his music style covers a wide range of sounds including Brazilian rhythms and jazz among others. Josadac will be playing with Alberto Flores on guitar and quena.

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