Book Launch & Artist Talk 'Silent Films/Loud Music': KinoKonzert Book Launch

KinoKonzert | Book © Phillip Johnston KinoKonzert | Book © Phillip Johnston

Thu, 25.11.2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Goethe-Institut, Sydney

The composer Phillip Johnston presents his new publication

Last year the Goethe-Institut series KinoKonzert featured Lotte Reiniger’s legendary animated movie The Adventures of Prince Achmed with a live soundtrack by Phillip Johnston and his jazz quartet. We staged this show at the Chauvel in Sydney, Fed Square in Melbourne, National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra, and Bangalow Film Festival.

But Phillip Johnston hasn’t only composed scores for silent films, he’s also written a book about it, entitled Silent Films/Loud Music: New Ways of Listening to and Thinking about Silent Film Music. This book has just been published and is now available via Bloomsbury Academic.

For this event at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney, Phillip Johnston will launch his book, talk about the genre, show some samples and engage in a conversation with KinoKonzert curators, Christian Pazzaglia and Jochen Gutsch.
  • Date: Thursday 25 November 2021
  • Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
  • Venue: Goethe-Institut Sydney
  • Address: 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025, Australia
  • Entry: Free with registration, limited capacity
  • Registration: via Eventbrite
  • Note: This is a Covid-safe event, it will be conducted in line with current NSW health regulations, which may include staff asking attendants for their vaccination status.