NOLAN QUINN / SILENT FILMS LIVE
Nolan Quinn / Musician

SILENT FILMS LIVE

Ten years ago, Nolan, Simon (double bass) and Brian Quinn (drums) set out to compose and perform their very own soundtracks to masterpieces of the silent film era.

The brothers' elemental film scores underpin the drama and humor of the storylines as well as the timelessness and skillfulness of the camera work with impressionistic soundscapes, feel-good songs, electroacoustic beats, classical counterpoint, and sound effects for a one-of-a-kind audiovisual experience.

The movie screenings with live music are performed by the original trio along with pianists Oliver Illi or Tomasz Soltys.

CONCERT AND EVENT BOOKING

Don't hesitate to contact us to book one of our live screenings for your event.

Below you can find a description of each movie plot.

References to our past and upcoming silent film performances are available on the desktop version of this website.

Nolan Quinn / Musician

TERJE VIGEN

Original soundtrack newly composed by Simon Quinn to the drama by Victor Sjöström that launched the golden age of Swedish silent film a hundred years ago (1917).

The plot of this epic motion picture tells a story of crushed dreams, solitude and forgiveness unwinding between Norway, Denmark and England on the merciless waters of the North Sea.

Commissioned by Filmverein Lichtspiele Olten. Supported by Fondation SUISA, Pro Helvetia and Repubblica e Cantone Ticino.

LIVE SCREENINGS

➸ May 08, 2018 @ KAOS Berlin
➸ May 09, 2018 @ Nordischer Klang 2018 Greifswald
➸ May 10, 2018 @ Peter & der Jazz Rostock
➸ May 11, 2018 @ Schloss Kummerow
➸ May 14, 2018 @ Foce Lugano
➸ May 15, 2018 @ Piazza Caveri Aosta
➸ May 16, 2018 @ Cinema Blenio Acquarossa
➸ May 17, 2018 @ La Bouche Qui Rit St. Maurice
➸ May 18, 2018 @ Teatro di Banco Bedigliora
➸ May 25, 2018 @ Fondazione Silene Giannini Cevio

➸ Teatro Sociale Bellinzona 2017
➸ Kino Lichtspiele Olten 2017

To read more about the composer and the project please visit www.simonquinn.ch

NANOOK OF THE NORTH

Original soundtrack to the first docudrama in film history by Robert J. Flaherty (1922).

This documentary motion picture of undisputed ethnographic and aesthetic value captures the struggles of Nanook, Chief of the Itivimuits and his family in the adverse conditions of the Canadian Arctic.

Commissioned by Chiassocultura.

LIVE SCREENINGS

➸ Nordischer Klang Greifswald 2017
➸ KAOS Berlin 2017
➸ Teatro Sociale Arogno 2016
➸ Museo d'Arte Mendrisio 2016
➸ Kino Lichtspiele Olten 2013
➸ Festival letterario Parolario Como 2009
➸ Suoni e Visioni Milano 2009
➸ Jazzwerkstatt Bern 2009
➸ Schweizerisches Institut in Rom 2008
➸ Le Bourg Lausanne 2007
➸ Cinema Teatro Chiasso 2007

BERGFILM!

Original soundtrack to the cinematic oeuvre of Arnold Fanck, the absolute pioneer of the mountain film genre (1926, 1929, 1930).

The scenes selected from three major motion pictures show heart-stopping climbing shots and breathtaking Alpine landscapes unparalleled in modern cinema.

Commissioned by the Swiss Alpine Club and Oggimusica. Supported by RSI Rete Due.

LIVE SCREENINGS

➸ 100 Jahre Lichtspiele Olten 2016
➸ Teatro Sociale Bellinzona 2016
➸ Schweizer Alpen Club Sektion Basel 2015
➸ Cinema Blenio 2015
➸ Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana 2013

DIE NEUE WOHNUNG

Original sountrack composed by Nolan Quinn to the architectural short film commissioned to avant-gardist and film-experimenter Hans Richter by the Schweizerischer Werkbund (1930).

This motion picture was produced for the first Wohnbauaustellung in Basel representing state-of-the-art modern architecture and its innovative facets—very much in contrast with the intent of the exihibition itself.

Commissioned by Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum.

LIVE SCREENINGS

➸ Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum, Museumsnacht Basel 2016

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