Melies silent films
French film pioneer and magician Georges Méliès is regarded as the inventor of narrative film and among others developed the stop-motion film technique.
The visionary storyteller shot over 500 silent films, including his possibly most famous one – Le Voyage dans la Lune (Trip To The Moon), which was created with breathtaking effects as the first science fiction film ever. The rather melancholic and contemplative film Détresse et Charité (The Christmas Angel) as well as the elaborately colorized Le Royaume des Fées (The Kingdom of Fairies) show the range of Méliès’s fantastical cinematic art.
» While examining these short films, as a composer I was interested in contrasting this exuberant visual and intellectual world with a musical interpretation that comments on the image narrative with a contemporary and poetic sound language.«