Wunder Der Schöpfung (The Wonder Of Creation) (1925) Silent ﬁlm with live musical score by Herschel 36
Screening at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews - Wunder Der Schöpfung (The Wonder Of Creation) (1925)
Wunder Der Schöpfung is a unique document of human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920s. Fifteen special effects experts and nine cameramen were involved in the production, with beautifully tinted and toned images that combine documentary scenes, historical documents, ﬁctional elements, animation and educational impact. Introduced by Professor Michael Cowan, the film will be accompanied with live musical score by Herschel 36.
Stuart Brown (drums/electronics) and Paul Harrison (keyboards/electronics) are both Glasgow based composers and improvisers who draw on collaborations and inﬂuences that cover everything from jazz, electronica and classical to folk and world music. As Herschel 36 they create dark, improvised electronic soundscapes underpinned with driving live drumming, strong synth themes and intense musical interaction.
The group was commissioned by Hippodrome festival of Silent Cinema in 2016 to create a new score for this unique 92 minute ﬁlm, and it toured the UK to glowing press reaction including performances at Glasgow Science Centre Planetarium, Edinburgh Filmhouse, Glasgow Film Theatre and Cambridge Film Festival.
The screening is free, but booking is essential. Click here for more information and to reserve your seat.