Sunday, June 8, 730 PM, Princess Cinema (Original), 6 Princess St. W, Waterloo, ON
SILENTS: ANDREW DOWNING AND MELODEON
Sit in the dark with us and watch silent movies as there were meant to be heard. Andrew Downing and Melodeon bring the images to life in Sous Le Soleil, Music for French Silent Films
Impossible Voyage—film by Georges Méliès
Alice In Wonderland—film by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow
Anemic Cinema—film by Marcel Duchamp
L’Étoile de Mer—film by Man Ray
Le Méloman—film by Georges Méliès
All compositions by Andrew Downing. Performed by Melodeon: Peter Lutek, clarinet; Kevin Turcotte, trumpet; William Carn, trombone; Joe Phillips, double bass; Andrew Downing, cello; and David Occhipinti, guitar.
A celebrated bassist and composer, Andrew Downing has won two junos, two west coast music awards, a SOCAN award and the grand prix de jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Melodeon was formed by Andrew Downing in 2004 to play a new score for the horror classic Phantom of the Opera at the Jackson Triggs Winery in the Niagara Region of Ontario. Since then, the group has toured Canada extensively with the German horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, performed the feature film score The Shock at the Music Gallery in 2009 in Toronto and was commissioned to perform with Maciste In Hell at the Toronto Silent Film Festival in 2011. Andrew also adapted his Phantom of the Opera score to include Vancouver’s Bach Choir for a performance at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver in 2013.