silent film and live music
The Fall of the House of Usher (France, 1928) was Jean Epstein’s first film with his own production group and probably his best-known work. With Luis Buñuel as assistant director, Epstein fashioned a film in which the editing and rhythm imposed by the slow motion, super-impositions, travelling shots and a mobile camera contribute to the film’s unity. The quality of the photography evokes comparison with the greatest masterpieces of the German cinema.
As part of the research for a new score, Charlie turned to the music sketches that Debussy had written for his uncompleted opera La Chute de la maison Usher. Some of Debussy’s sketches provided a starting point for Charlie’s new contemporary score.
Wed 22.10.14 NOTTINGHAM Lakeside Arts Centre
Thu 23.10.14 CARDIFF Wales Millennium Centre
Fri 24.10.14 ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre
Wed 29.10.14 MALVERN Theatres
Thu 30.10.14 MANCHESTER Royal Northern College of Music
Fri 31.10.14 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
Mon 03.11.14 LIVERPOOL Capstone Theatre, Hope University
Tue 04.11.14 CAERNARFON Galeri
This project has been financially supported by:
The Ashley Family Foundation
The Hinrichsen Foundation
Gibbs Charitable Trust
Margaret Davies Charity