SyHaPA - World Centre for Synaesthesia and Harmolodics

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SyHaPA, Svetovni center za sinestezijo in harmolodiko v scenskih umetnostih

Slovenska kinoteka, Miklošičeva 28, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone

386 (0) 1 434 2520

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386 (0) 1 434 2521

Miha Zadnikar, Kinoteka Film Music Curator







Established in 1995 the 'chronoclastic collective' SyHaPA - World Centre for Synaesthesia and Harmolodics presents silent cinema screenings with live musical accompaniment. It has organised various live cinema events under the title Kino-uho ('Cinema-ear') at the Slovenian Cinematheque, and has presented numerous other silent film music events featuring either orchestra, small band or piano at venues ranging from Kinodvor Cinema and Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre to Klub Gromka. It has also organised numerous club meetings, educated musicians and audiences about silent film (starting a record label called SyHaPA Silents) and promoted silent film music in the media. Its invited guests have included Carl Davis, Gillian B Anderson, Alloy Orchestra, Neil Brand, Adrian Johnston, Blindman Kwartet (Brussels), Laboratorio di musica e immagine (Bologna), Phil Carli, Flower City Society Orchestra (Rochester, USA), Gary Lucas, Mark Dresser Trio, Anthony Coleman, Zeena, Sara, Margaret and Andrea Parkins, Janene Higgins Sakis Papadimitriou and Georgia Sylleou. SyHaPA has also commissioned numerous pieces of film music, including a score for clarinet (alternated with tenor saxophone) and piano written by composer Urban Koder (1995) to accompany the newly-discovered print of Ernst Lubitsch's comedy Als ich tot war (1916), and the music for The Passion of Joan of Arc (Tomaz Grom on solo double bass, also available on a SyHaPA Silents CD), A Man with a Movie Camera (by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, for a small ensemble) and Pudovkin's Mother (by Zlatko Kaučič and the Pavel Vlasov Sextet). In 2004 a CD called In the Family Garden by Bratko Bibič & The Madleys (Fabrika 13) appeared as the latest addition to the SyHaPa Silents collection.