The only string quartet to list film-concerts on its repertoire, and one of the few ensembles to accompany silent films with music from original scores, the Prima Vista Quartet, founded in 1997, is enjoying worldwide success.
In the traditions of 1920s screenings, the Prima Vista Quartet will accompany live two very contrasting programmes.
In ‘The Divine’ by Wu Yonggang, RuanLingyu plays the heart-breaking role of a single mother sacrificing herself to raise her son in 1930s Shanghai.
In the four short Charlie Chaplin films, set to music recently composed by Baudime Jam, the audience is treated to a stream of slapstick, some of the best American burlesque cinema has to offer.
This event is an opportunity to discover projections in the style of the heroic days of silent films – true live entertainment that brings together a look back at our film heritage with newly composed music.
Programme 1: "The Divine," a film by Wu Yonggang, original music composed by Baudime Jam
Programme 2: "The Immigrant" and "The Travesty," two short films by Charlie Chaplin; "The Removable House" and "The Haunted House," two short films by Buster Keaton, original music composed by Baudime Jam.