We want to bring the poetry of silent moving images back to the present!
As a group of musicians, artists and film professionals we create a platform for contemporary silent movies. Therefore we are building up a network and organize events to connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image and live music production.
Moving Silence was originally founded by the musician Marco Brosolo, filmmaker Matthias Fritsch and producer Federico Bassetti in summer 2009 in Berlin. For many years we collaborated with Sofia Michaelidou, Anastasia_X, Thalia Ioannidou and Nektarios Pappas for Moving Silence Athens and since 2010 our collaborator Achilles Kentonis is organizing Moving Silence on a yearly basis in Cyprus.
To read a German article with information about the beginning of Moving Silence and our activities in Athens click here !
On January 06 and February 03, 2022, we will have two Moving Silence silent film programs projected on the Manhattan Bridge in NYC (Anchorage Place & Pearl St., Brooklyn) as part of Lightyear. The same days each program will also be presented in Berlin at SCOPE BLN (Lübecker Straße 43, 10559 Berlin 8.30-10.15 PM CET) and in Canada at "The Drey," (Woodbine Ave, M4C 4E1, Toronto: 1229A, Toronto
6-10 PM EST)
Click here for the FaceBook events for January & February
We are working on a few other events, but due to the pandemic, most things are unclear at this time. As soon as we know the dates, they will be posted here.
June 30, 2021 – Berlin, Lichtblick-Kino Special
Moving Silence & Lichtblick presents a short silent film program from the Moving Silence archive as part of a week long silent window screening. The program by Moving Silence is selected by Marco Brosolo and will be on show on June, 30 2021 from 21:30 till 23:00 or longer.
June 26, 2014 – FRANCE, RENNES
Moving Silence event in Rennes / France
A collaboration with Auditorium Parco della Musica, within the framwork of the "Suona Italiano / Suona Francese Festival"
March 21-22, 2014 – GREECE, THESSALONIKI
For the first time in Thessaloniki at the Contemporary Art Center in Thessaloniki (CACT), this year's international silent film programs will focus on poetry films and experimental documentaries followed by an experimental improvisation orchestra and greek musicians.
May 02, 2013 - COLUMBIA
The Moving Silence event in Bogota presented live interpretations by local musicians on some contemporary silent animation films from europe and the project "Music from the Masses" by Matthias Fritsch at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Columbia
From March 28th-31st, 2013 we had our 4-Days-Festival in Athens/Greece at the Goethe-Institut Athen and Beton7. The festival's focus was on
animation film, landscapes/soundscapes and vocal performances.
Anastasia X. presented Moving Silence at SYSTEMS in Athens Greece at CAMP
Matthias Fritsch did a presentation on Moving Silence at June 7th at Shortcutz in Berlin Kreuzberg. The talk was be followed by a live improvisation by Tom Foerderer on three silent Shortfilms ("Egg Love", "Cerini" & "Wintersong")
For future activities we like to invite artists, musicians, film professionals and anybody else who is interested to participate in our platform. If you are into the idea of developing contemporay silent movie culture feel welcome to get in touch with us. Click here to get more specific information on our productionflow!
We are currently preparing various events in different European countries. Please contact us if you are interested in participation or if you like to host a moving silence event!