Audio-visual performances Moving Silence & Echoes from Berlin

Moving Silence & Echoes from Berlin Photo: Achilleas Kentonis

Fri, 13.12.2019

ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation

Agion Omologiton 64

An evening dedicated to contemporary “silent” moving image and experimental sound

Moving Silence returns to Nicosia for the ninth consecutive year, organized by ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut. Musicians and composers get together and perform music they have composed for silent video and film works by contemporary creators of their choice.

Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform, therefore, invites the Nicosia audience to new audiovisual experiences expressed through live improvisations and interpretations, where experimental image and sound are expected to meet in unusual and unexpected ways.

What is Moving Silence?

Moving Silence was originally founded in the summer of 2009 by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. It constitutes a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound inviting artists from different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.

Echos from Berlin

Moving Silence is followed by Echoes from Berlin. The ARTos Foundation in collaboration with the Moving Silence platform and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus present Echoes from Berlin, an audio-visual performance by the Berlin based musician Almut Kühne.

Almut Kühne Photo: Frank Schindelbeck Almut Kühne (b.1983 in Dresden, Germany) began her journey into music with piano lessons at the age of seven. Nine years later she started to take singing lessons and discovered soon that it meant more to her than a hobby.

In 2008 she earned her degree in Jazz studies from the Hanns Eisler Music Conservatory in Berlin, where she was already searching for ways to bring together her European musical roots with the explorative elements of jazz and improvised music.

Coming from an artistic family, she also strove to incorporate visual components into her projects. Over the last years she has worked with musicians, dancers, video artists and painters, all of which have had an influence on the development of her own performance style.