FW Murnau’s “Sunrise” ( 1927) with live improvised soundtrack

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Date(s) - 03/03/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Aural Detritus Concert Series & Kino-Teatr present F.W. Murnau’s 1927 classic “Sunrise: A Song Of Two Humans” with a live improvised soundtrack from Steve Beresford, Blanca Regina, Olie Brice and Paul Khimasia Morgan.

A married farmer falls under the spell of a femme fatale from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife, but desperation and turmoil ensue…

“Sunrise” deals with risqué themes such as obsession, temptation, lust and ultimately, redemption.
At the very first Academy Awards in 1928, “Sunrise” won three Oscars; for Unique And Artistic Picture, Jane Gaynor won Best Actress, and Charles Rosher and Karl Struss for their groundbreaking cinematography.

Steve Beresford is a well-known member of the London improvising scene since the 1970s. He has featured on a large number of recordings of improvised music and been involved with Alterations, Imitation Of Life, Derek Bailey’s Company events and with the Portsmouth Sinfonia. Beresford has continued to play free improvisation with a number of prominent musicians including Evan Parker, John Zorn and Han Bennink.
Blanca Regina is an artist, teacher and curator currently involved in creating audio-visual performances, sound-works, installations and film. Her research and practice encompass sound art, free improvisation, moving image, live events, electronic music and performance. She is co-founder of the Live Cinema Foundation.
Olie Brice is a double-bassist whose most recent record; a duo with John Edwards, is released by Confront.
Paul Khimasia Morgan is an improviser drawn to working with unorthodox instrumentation and technique. He has recorded both solo and in collaboration with Dan Powell as Brambling, and with sound artists Simon Whetham and Joseph Young. He curates Aural Detritus Concert Series, manages The Slightly Off Kilter Label and writes for The Sound Projector