This Berlin-based platform for contemporary silent film brings poetic shorts focusing on Berlin and (de) construction of space. Get ready to be moved by Toni Kater, Marco Brosolo (Berlin), and Mithilesh Kumar Jha (Delhi).
The lyrics by musician Toni Kater are in a mysterious poetic language, with melodies that leave an uncertain longing. Her songs are renowned for being highly personal, creating a strong emotional impact with audiences.
Marco Brosolo, aka 9, is a music producer and a visual artist. With contributions to various art-projects over the past several years, Marco Brosolo is an artist who explores different forms of expression: electronic songs, sound installations, theater and film music.
Globally renowned tabla player Mithilesh Kumar Jha has travelled around the world performing with his infamous guru ‘Ustad ji’ to countries including Russa, USA, Italy, Paris, Sweden, China and London. He is notorious for mesmerising audiences with his intricate performances, which demonstrate his mastery of the instrument lending him the reputation as being a pandit of tabla.
Moving Silence was founded in 2009 by musician Marcos Brosolo and filmmaker Matthias Fritsch to create a platform which joined silent movies with live music.
Fritsch films and installations have been exhibited in many art institutions around the world including the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, ZKM Karlsruhe and the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.
Information on the artist - Toni Kater
She lives and works in Berlin.
Once discovered by Inga Humpe and Tommi Eckart (2raumwohnung), she's following her own way. Her lyrics speak a poetic mysterious language, the melodies leave an uncertain longing. Following her pleasure to experiment, she worked on this album in collaboration with the Drummer of "Einstürzende Neubauten" Rudolph Moser and the guitar-noise-legend Schneider TM.
Characteristic in her songs is the very personal approach that creates an emotional impact and change. In times of arbitrary duplication and reproduction for the masses, her music could work like an anchor to oneself.
One song "Fuchslied" was discovered for the commercial "60 years Volkswagen". After her successful releases of "Gegen die Zeit" (2004) and "Futter" (2005), Toni Kater has published her third record "Sie fiel vom Himmel" (She fell from the sky) on her own label Toni Kater Records.
On the Moving Silence Festival Toni Kater will sing to piano and reed organ.
Toni Kater also works as scientific employee at the institute of popular music at Humboldt, University of Berlin. Last year her first book of fables "Graf Rudi" was published by Mueckenschweinverlag.
2004: Gegen die Zeit
2012: Sie fiel vom Himmel