Faust: Classic German Expressionist Silent Film, With Live Jazz Accompaniment
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The last date listed for F. W. Murnau's Faust, With Live Jazz Accompaniment was Wednesday October 31, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Featured review from angelo festa
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The special effects in the film were INCREDIBLE, considering that it was made in 1926. The brand new original score blended very well with the on screen action. From my vantage point, the packed house was not disappointed, to put it mildly.
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I really enjoyed this performance. The live music and the silent film both exceeded my expectations. This was a very unique event and holding the event on Halloween was the perfect idea. I would definitely attend a similar event in the future.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch a clip of the film, accompanied by the Breuker Kollektief's music, here.
- On the Kollektief: “One of the tightest ensembles around.”—All About Jazz
- On Murnau: "He was an original, and no one else ever made films that looked like his. They are strange and haunted; you reflect that if such satanic dealings were possible, they would probably look very much like this." - Roger Ebert
In honor of Halloween, a night of devilish delights: the Willen Breuker Kollektief plays a live set of music accompanying one of the classics of silent film: F.W. Murnau’s 1926 masterpiece Faust.
- Frans Vermeerssen, reeds
- Hermine Deurloo, alto saxophone and harmonica
- Maarten van Norden, tenor saxophone
- George Pancras, trumpet
- Andy Altenfelder, trumpet
- Andy Bruce, trombone
- Bernard Hunnekink, trombone, tuba
- Henk de Jonge, piano, synthesizer
- Arjen Gorter, bass
- Rob Verdurmen, percussion
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