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L'Inferno Silent Film - Live Soundtrack for Sax & Live Electronics by Marco Castelli



L'Inferno Silent Film - Live Soundtrack for Sax & Live Electronics by Marco Castelli

L' Inferno, (1911) silent movie by Francesco Bertolini, Giuseppe de Liguoro and Adolfo Padovan, produced by Milan Films, is the first colossal film in history of the Italian cinema.

Adaptation of the first cantica of Dante's Divine Comedy, only available in copies damaged, mutilated or censore, was, 2011, restored to its original edition, with the correct sequence of the shots, and to the fullness of his light and colors.

The screening will feature a live sound track by Italian jazz player Marco Castelli.

Marco Castelli, saxophonist and composer carries out his activity not only in the world of jazz, but also in the field of theater, dance and contemporary performance, proposes this project in 'solo' with the formula of live sax and electronics for the live soundtrack of this masterpiece of Italian silent cinema, transports the audience into a world of sounds, which makes the vision of the incredible images of the film even more exciting, giving them at the same time a surprising modernity.

Marco Castelli has brought his music all over the world playing in more than forty countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, partecipating in international festivals like Singapore Art Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Bangkok International Festival, Festival Cervantino, Boemia Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Atene Jazz, San Sebastian Jazz Festival, Kaunas International Festival collaborating with a lot of prestigious artists like Lee Konitz, Markus Stockhausen, Philip Catherine and many others. Beside writing and performing jazz music, he's a conductor of orchestra and composer for theatre and modern ballet, and, as a sound designer, he has creatively interacted with various media: poetry, video art, visual arts.


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Date: Saturday, July 24, 2021

Time: At 8:30 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Valletta e Spazju Kreattiv

In collaboration with : M.A. in Film Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Malta. Con il Patrocinio dell’Ambasciata d’Italia.

Entrance : With fee