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Phillip Johnston’s long pedigree of adding live scores to silent films has led to this exceptional collaboration between sound and image. John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) is a silent silhouette animation by Lotte Reiniger which appeals to people of all ages. The stories in this exquisite feature length film are taken from The Arabian Nights.
Saxophonist Phillip Johnston has been creating original scores for silent films for two decades and here at Springwood he leads a quartet of outstanding jazz musicians – Alister Spence, Ben Gurton & Casey Golden. Phillip’s silent film shows have been acclaimed in Europe, Australia and the US including the 2014 Vivid Festival and MONA FOMA.
“Johnston now has a sophisticated and highly personalised compositional language that nods to sources including jazz, minimalism and Frank Zappa, but fundamentally espouses his own quirky, groove‐laden ideas… this is exceptional work that deserves many airings.” John Shand, SMH
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