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The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo. Silent film w/ live music online
June 2 @ 19:30 - 21:00 UTC+0
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm UK time
Performing as Jewish musicians would have done in the early days of cinema, Merlin and Polina Shepherd will play Jewish music to accompany this silent film. Their playing acts as the perfect foil for these amazing historic documents. With their deep training, musical experience and by using tradition musical pieces and stylistically accurate new compositions, these films are magically brought back to life almost a century after their first screenings.
7.30pm – Introduction to the performance
7.35pm – Screening with performed soundtrack
8.45pm – Interview between Merlin and Polina and JMI’s Gil Karpas
Merlin & Polina Shepherd perform together in a way that is rarely encountered. Playing Music from several linked cultures and maintaining the styles, they also incorporate improvisation, freedom and spontaneity.
More information here: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/5brides/