It’s a week of Italian culture in Kotor.
Another important cultural meeting !!
” Cabiria silent movie – Live music for Sax & Live Electronics by Marco Castelli ”
Marco Castelli, who for years has been doing his activity not only in the jazz world, but also in the field of theatre, dance and contemporary performance, proposes himself ‘solo’ with the formula of the sax + live electronics for the live sounding of this masterpiece of the Italian silent film, In an hour-long version, transporting the audience into a world of sound that makes watching the incredible images of the film even more exciting and at the same time giving it a surprising modernity.
Historical Vision of the Third Century BC is filmed by Giovanni Pastrone in 1914 and marks some fundamental passages for the history of silent cinema.
During the Second Punic War (219 BC) little Cabiria, kidnapped and sold as a slave in Carthagina, is about to be sacrificed to the god Moloch, but is saved by a Roman Patrick and his slave Macist.
It was D’Annunzio who came up with the name Cabiria, “born of fire”, and wanted it as the title of the film, although the entire script was attributed to D’Annunxio, the poet was actually tasked with inventing the names of the characters and composing the innovative captions of the film.
It is the most expensive, great, famous Italian historical film of the mute, one of the very first colossal, which intended to link theatrical tradition, painting, music, literature and had a great influence also on Hollywood for technical and stylistic innovations such as the systematic use of the carrollata.
Marco Castelli, a musician who is appreciated not only in the world of jazz, but also theater, dance and contemporary performance, presents himself ‘solo’ in a combination of saxophone and live electronics for the live soundtrack of this masterpiece of the Italian silent film, in a one-hour version, introducing the audience to the sound world, which makes the incredible shots of the film even more exciting and it also gives it a surprisingly contemporary note.
Historical work of III century BC, directed by Giovanni Pastrone, laid the foundations of the silent film. During the Second Puna War (219). BC little Cabiria, kidnapped and sold as a slave in Carthage, was supposed to be sacrificed to the god Moloch, but was rescued by the Roman Patricius and his slave Maciste. D’Annunzio was the one who came up with the name Cabiria, “born of fire,” and wanted it as the title of the movie. Although the entire script is attributed to D’Annunzi, the poet was in reality given the task of inventing character names and composing innovative titles for the movie. It is the most expensive, grand, famous, silent, Italian, historical film, one of the first colossals, which intended to connect theater tradition, painting, music, literature, and also had a great influence on Hollywood, technical and stylish innovations such as the integral use of tracking shot.