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Music will give silent films a message

Updated: 2013-05-13 13:50
By Zhang Yuchen ( chinadaily.com.cn)

The last season themed on "Low Fidelity Science Fiction" took the IOIC on a tour through China with 18 Swiss and Chinese musicians.

"After all, the purpose of our association is to promote the image of silent film and its representation in the form of a live setting to music," said Assandri.

The fascinating story of French director Jacques Feyder in 1921, L'Atlantide, which initiated a tradition of exotic and romanticising portrayals of the colonial experience, is set to be a huge hit with the audience.

The Chinese audience will also get a chance to see Ruan Lingyu, a famous actresses in the early days of film in China.

"I'm curious to see how the audience will respond to the local selection we are screening as well as how the music is perceived, especially the one of the larger ensemble," said Assandri. He said the Hula Honeys Orchestra, an electronic jam-project with 6 musicians, will improvise together for the first time.

The IOIC was invited by Miro China to organize part of the Art Basel in Hong Kong from May 23- to 26.

The IOIC China tour is sponsored by the Swiss Embassy in China and Pro Helvetia.

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