3epkano Live Score ‘Metropolis’

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3epkano in association with the Goethe Institut present Metropolis with live musical accompaniment at the National Concert Hall on July 17th at 8pm. Tickets €15 available from www.nch.ie or 01 4170000

 

3epkano celebrate their 10th anniversary with a presentation of the most unique cinematic achievement from the silent era, Metropolis. Fritz Lang’s sci-fi epic will be screened in its original format, as seen by German cinema-goers in 1927.

3epkano’s original score will provide a contemporary musical accompaniment to this great modernist classic.

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3epkano to accompany ‘Pandora’s Box’ in IFI To Launch New Album ‘Hans the Reluctant Wolf Juggler’

To celebrate the launch of their new album, Hans the Reluctant Wolf Juggler, the IFI is delighted to welcome back Dublin group 3epkano for a rare and very special performance accompanying a classic of early German cinema, G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box. This special event takes place at 20.30 on Sunday, 16 October 2011

Very few female stars shone brighter than Kansas City native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama. She plays the iconic Lulu, whose uninhibited nature eventually causes her downfall. Sensationally modern, the film is one of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brooks’ dazzling individuality.

3epkano‘s score was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and premiered at BAM’s Next Wave festival in 2007. The group specialises in producing original and innovative soundtracks for silent films. Past projects include Sunrise and Diary of a Lost Girl. Their last appearance at the IFI was accompanying Nosferatu in 2009.

Tickets: €15.

www.irishfilm.ie

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Screening of 'Pour La Suite du Monde' in The Joinery, Stoneybatter Thurs Oct 6th 8pm

On Thursday October 6th at 8pm there will be a screening of Pour La Suite du Monde in The Joinery, Stoneybatter with live musical accompaniment from 3epkano’s Matthew Nolan and Cameron Doyle – electric/acoustic guitar and lap steel, and Beautiful Unit and Si Schroeder’s Bryan O’Connell – drums/percussion.

Legendary cinéma vérité filmmakers Pierre Perrault and Michel Brault were attracted to Île-aux-Coudres for two reasons: the language of the people who lived on this small island in the St. Lawrence and the whale. For centuries the fishermen of Île-aux-Coudres had caught belugas. The souls of the dead were invoked for a successful catch, and a unique technique was used: the men sank a trap of saplings into offshore mud at low tide to capture the white whale, a tradition that was abandoned in 1920.

This feature-length film made in 1962 is the unrehearsed story of what happened when old-timers of the island were persuaded to revive the practice. And through the magic of words and the mystery of the catch, the film uncovers a spirituality rooted in the moon and the rhythm of the tides. Pour la suite du monde is more than a documentary; it is a fresco of the myths and legends among the traditional fishing communities of Quebec.

1962 / Black and White / 105mins

-€5 suggested donation

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