Fri 17 Feb – Un Chien Andalou

This Friday I will be improvising on piano & objects for the screening of ‘Un Chien Andalou‘, a silent movie by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel, at The Albion Beatnik Bookshop.

An event promoted by The Oxford Silent Film Society, that’s how they describe the evening:

‘Prepare yourself for a journey into the wild and weird world of surrealist cinema with a double screening of two of the classics of early Experimental Film.
Written by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel, Un Chien Andalou remains one of the oddest movie experiences available, with dreamscape imagery and non-sequiturs galore.
Man with a Movie Camera, directed by Dziga Vertov – the first film without a plot, characters, or anything really representing a narrative – is a masterpiece of city documentary, depicting an obscure and distorted view of Moscow from the height of Soviet abstract art.
Both films will be prefixed by brief introductions and a news reel from 1929 will also be screened. Wine and popcorn will be available. £3 entry.’

That will be a totally new experience for me – to do a live soundtrack for a silent movie – and I am looking forward very much to it!

Facebook page of the event here.


The Albion Beatnik Bookshop

34 Walton Street

Oxford, OX2 6AA




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