En raison de la situation actuelle (Coronavirus), le concert du 22 mars sera reporté à une date indéterminée. Les cartes d'abonnement et les billets restent valables.
The famous pianist Orlac loses both hands in a train accident. As a result, the hands of a murderer are sewn onto him. But what does it mean, as a piano virtuoso, to receive the hands of a criminal? Orlac, whose artistic identity is completely shaken, becomes panicky and afraid.
As part of its 4th subscription concert in the Neubau of the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Basel Sinfonietta presents a milestone in the history of film and the art of expressionism, between horror and science fiction: Robert Wiene's cult movie "Orlac's Hands" from 1924. Music from 2017 accompanies the silent film. The German composer Johannes Kalitzke has written a new moving music for the old moving pictures. Film and music represent Orlac's psyche. His head is the inner life of the piano. Cinema in the head in a double sense.
Sunday, March 22, 7pm
Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau
Movie with Live-Music
ROBERT WIENE (1873–1938) / JOHANNES KALITZKE (*1959)
«Orlacs Hands» (Swiss premiere)
Silent movie by Robert Wiene (1924) with music by Johannes Kalitzke for strings and three pianists (2017)
JOHANNES KALITZKE Direction