The silent film concert LIMITE / Live: Hedvig Mollestad and Barents Band goes on tour!
Publisert 05.02.2024 — Sandra Aminda Indahl
After a packed premiere at TIFF 2024 in January, the silent film concert LIMITE / Live: Hedvig Mollestad and Barents Band will go on tour before it returns to Tromsø for Silent Film Days in April.
A true avant-gardist masterpiece
Every year Tromsø International Film Festival invites musicians to compose new music to films from the silent film era. This time it was composer and guitarist Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen who was invited to be the musical director for the silent film concert LIMITE. With her seven albums, three solo-releases, two Spellemann awards and multiple nominations she had established herself as a recognized artist.
-We have chosen to work with Mollestad because she is such an amazing artist. She has a tremendous amount to offer musically. We chose this film partly because of her current musical exploration, including her show “Liquid borders”, says Festival Director at TIFF Lisa Hoen.
The Brazilian film LIMITE is a true avant-gardist masterpiece and shows silent films at its most experimental.
-When TIFF presented LIMITE by Peixoto, an artist and poet who was interested in limitations and boundaries throughout his artistic career, I was immediately curious. It would be a perfect road onward thematically, and the contrast between the film’s “base”: Three people stuck together on a small boat with nothing surrounding them but the ocean, is also a treasure trove for musical inspiration, Mollestad tells.
This year’s Barents Project – Ready for tour
This silent film concert is this year’s Barents-project, and in dialogue with Mollestad, Tromsø International Film Festival has created a new ensemble that will re-actualize this classic silent film during the festival week.
-The band TIFF has curated will create a broad range in the sonic expression, which I believe is both inspiring and important, Mollestad says.
The new Barents-band includes four independent professional musicians:
Aleksander Kostoploulos, a drummer from Bodø
Vladislav Demin, virtuose violinist from Petrozavadosk
Innokently Ivanon, star vibraphonist
Ståle Storløkken, a keyboardist who is a Norwegian jazz-legend.
First stop on tour is Barents Spektakel in Kirkenes Sunday February 18th 13:00 at Aurora Kino Kirkenes. Later the film concert will move on ti Tromsø Silent Film Days at our dear Verdensteatret April 18th – 21st.