STG + SJFF Present a "Silent Movie Mondays: Special Edition"
FILM: THE ANCIENT LAW featuring an original live score performed by composer/world-renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals (a founding member of the Klezmatics) and celebrated composer/pianist Donald Sosin, with special guest clarinetist Laura DeLuca
About The Film
A silent precursor to THE JAZZ SINGER, this German film, directed by E.A. Dupont, tells the story of the son of an Orthodox rabbi from a poor shtetl who breaks with family tradition and leaves to become an actor. The film will be accompanied by an original live score, performed by violinist/composer Alicia Svigals (a founding member of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics), pianist/composer Donald Sosin, and special guest clarinetist Laura de Luca from Music of Remembrance. Digitally restored film from the Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin). Live performance made possible by underwriting from the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts.
Following the film, join composers/musicians Alicia Svigals and Donald Sosin, and film scholar Cynthia Walk of the Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts, for a CineClub community conversation in The Paramount Bar.
Download this PDF with in-depth infomation about the film and score.
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Violinist/composer Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Debbie Friedman and Chava Albershteyn. Svigals was awarded a Foundation for Jewish Culture commission for her original score to the 1918 film The Yellow Ticket, and is a MacDowell fellow.
||Pianist/composer Donald Sosin is well known to Seattle audiences from his many performances at SIFF and Kenyon Hall. Since 1971, he has performed his scores for silent films (often with his wife, singer/lyricist/percussionist Joanna Seaton) at Lincoln Center, MoMA, BAM, the National Gallery; many college campuses including Yale, Harvard, Cornell and Brown, and major film festivals in New York, San Francisco, Telluride, Hollywood, Pordenone, Bologna, Shanghai, Bangkok, Berlin, Vienna, Moscow, and Jecheon, South Korea. His score for The Ancient Law, co-written with violinist Alicia Svigals, was released on DVD/BluRay in 2018 by Flicker Alley.
||Laura DeLuca joined the Seattle Symphony in 1986 following her education at Northwestern university where she studied with the celebrated clarinetist, Robert Marcellus. She is also a co-founding member of Seattle Chamber Players, a contemporary music ensemble formed in 1989 boasting nearly one hundred commissioned works. Music has been a passport to the world, performing in historic concert halls in Europe, Russia, China and South America. Closer to home, Laura regularly performs with Music of Remembrance, Icicle Creek series, and has soloed with Seattle Symphony, Seattle Youth Symphony, Cascade and Rainier Symphonies.