Photo Credit: CSam Ellis
The Albany and camoci records present
Arun Ghosh Cine Concert:
The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Thursday 25 October 2012, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG
Clarinettist Arun Ghosh returns to the Albany this October to perform his contemporary soundtrack to The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) the oldest surviving feature-length animation in cinema's history by Lotte Reiniger.
As part of an international collaboration, Arun will be joined by Moroccan Berber band, Inouraz and the theatre transformed into a sumptuous 'Bedouin Lounge' cinema with the film projected around the audience and the musician's seen playing as silhouettes.
Arun's score draws on the cinematic orchestration styles of retro 70s Blaxploitation, classic westerns, Bollywood melodrama and Hammer horror films, with elements of hip hop, jazz and traditional North African sounds. A visual and aural feast of music and cinema, the event plays homage to the era of silent films accompanied by live orchestras.
Arun Ghosh's Cine Concert premiered at the Albany in 2010 before journeying to Morocco with support from the British Council. Working with local musicians, he developed his score to incorporate gnawa, Berber and other traditional Moroccan sounds, culminating in a cine-concert in the heart of Casablanca. It returns this October for a special homecoming performance as part of the Albany's 30th birthday celebrations.
Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist and composer. Known for his trademark Indo-Jazz sound, his musical vocabulary reflects his rich geographical heritage. An Albany Associate Artist since 2010, he was also made Artist-in Residence for the Southbank's Alchemy Festival in 2011. In June 2012, he was selected to appear at New York's Rochester International Jazz Festival as part of the 'Made in the UK' concert series and, most recently, appeared as a featured artist at the BT River of Music Festival as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Ghosh has worked extensively as a Musical Director and Composer for theatre and radio. His two albums Northern Namaste (2008) and Primal Odyssey (2011) have attracted critical acclaim.
Musicians joining Arun and Inouraz are UK based performers Corey Mwamba (vibraphone), Liran Donin (double bass), Rastko Rasic (percussion), Jenny Adejayan (cello) and Howard Jacobs (bass clarinet).
Tickets are £10 - £14 and can be booked online at www.thealbany.org.uk or via the Albany Box Office on 020 8692 4446.
Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.