Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris

Celebration of the Silesian Voivodeship 2011 — Grand Sounds, Grand Imagaes

8 May, 2011 | Center of Culture Katowice

Grand Sounds, Grand Images was an important event during the Celebration of the Silesian Voivodeship 2011. 

On May 8, in the Center of Culture Katowice performed AUKSO Chamber Orchestra from Tychy. An unique concert of movie scores included composition by Abel Korzeniowski for Fritz Lang’s Metropolis as well as composition by Wojciech Kilar for Francis Ford Copolla’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Second part of the program was a solo concert of Leszek Możdżer, who performed a special composition for Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau’s Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. 

Cinematography is art of motion pictures, however it is almost impossible to imagine a movie without music. Through years music was only a background and an addition to the director’s work. Nevertheless, sometimes music meant for a movie starts to live its own life, defending itself perfectly as an autonomous piece. It is no different with the compositions presented during both concerts.

Abel Korzeniowski’s piece, composed in 2004 became a musical illustration for Metropolis and it is a perfect example of composing a new soundtracks for classical silent movies. On the other hand, the composition by Wojciech Kilar was created for a cult movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula especially for the director’s request. The composer was honored with the 1992 ASCAP Award and Best Score Composer for a 1992 Horror Film.

Quite different experience was the concert of Leszek Możdzer, who performed during a screening of the legendary movie Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. He perfectly embodied a musician who accompanies a movie. A jazz concert full of improvisations, treating the movie as a starting point and inspiration, was a result of artist’s great talent and imagination .