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New Wave: Sound - The Adventures of Prince Achmed


New Wave: Sound - The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Date: Saturday, 7 June 2014, 5pm
  • Venue: Everest Theatre — Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $25 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9351 7940

Event Details

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a silent silhouette animation by Lotte Reineger, considered by many to be the first feature-length animated film. The story, taken from The Arabian Nights, takes us on a fantastical journey, where we encounter a wicked sorcerer, a magical flying horse, an army of monsters and demons, a beautiful princess, and, of course, Aladdin and his magic lamp. The music combines both a live band and a pre-recorded electronic soundtrack, in a boundary-crossing style that includes jazz, blues, rock, classical, electronica and New Music.

Composer Phillip Johnston has been creating new scores for silent films for 25 years, and has performed his work in the United States, Europe and Australia, at venues that include the New York Film Festival, The Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema, the Roma Jazz & Image Festival (ITALY), Rote Fabrik (Switzerland), as well as the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts, the Sydney Film Festival, and the Sydney Opera House. The Adventures of Prince Achmed is a cutting-edge work of New Music and silent film that is fun for the whole family!

Performers: Phillip Johnston, James Greening, Casey Golden, Gary Daly

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9351 7940 or by email to boxoffice@seymour.sydney.edu.au

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