Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The cine-concert occupies a unique niche in international cultural production. Hinging on the live performance of a new score for a work of cinema, usually a classic or obscure piece of silent film, it can be a charmingly retro experience. Not only can a thoughtful new score breathe fresh life into an unfamiliar, often neglected work, it often introduces new audiences to both classic cinema and experimental music – two communities who otherwise spend little (if any) time together.Beirut hosts a small but hyperactive experimental music scene and a busy art house cinema, so cine-concerts have become an anticipated, if infrequent, feature of the local scene. In the second of these, Monday evening, Italian piano-sax duet Giovanni Ceccarelli and Marcello Allulli will accompany Febo Mari's 1917 film "Cenere" (Ashes), a 38-minute fiction about a Sardinian mother and son. Unveiled in May 2009, this restored print of Abdel Salam's film was the source of the DCP projected Sunday evening.Some, many who were new to the film, were happily surprised by Abdel Salam's film and the performers' musical innovations.
The witnessing that remains
On models, sketchbooks, uprising
Global and local at FIAC art fair
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE