Closing Ceremony + Film-concert: When Cinema was born (with participation of Musician Jose Valente)
Sun. 30 Jan, 4:30pm, 60′
Indicated to children over 4yo
To close yet another edition of this festival, there’s nothing like to dive into some of the funniest films in the history of cinema €6 and discover names in silent cinema that more than 100 years later: Lotte Reiniger, Alice Guy-Blaché, Buster Keaton, George Méliès and Segundo de Chomón have forever marked the images we see on screens today, which so many tributes pay to this group of masters. The icing on the cake this morning is in charge of one of the most innovative violists of his generation, José Valente. With his viola d’arco, he will prepare for children and adults a song that defines his identity as a musician through the irreverence, virtuosity and contemporaneity of his compositions and concerts, and that will accompany these masterpieces of cinema.
José explores the limits of the instrument, applying in his work an intense and articulate symbiosis of musical styles, rarely associated with the traditional repertoire for Viola d’arco, also bringing a very strong electronic component. A perfect combination to close this 6th edition of IndieJúnior. Before the cine-concert, we will also have a special moment to meet the big winners of this edition.
Cinderella, Lotte Reiniger, Reino Unido, anim., 1922, 13’
The Express Sculptor, Segundo de Chomón, França, fic., 1907, 5’
Une femme collante, Alice Guy-Blaché, França, fic., 1906, 3’
The Scarecrow, Buster Keaton, EUA, fic., 1920, 21’
L’Homme à la tête en caoutchouc, George Méliès, França, anim./fic., 1901, 3’
About Jose Valente:
Considered one of the most innovative violists of his generation, José Valente continues to develop an intense musical activity defined by the irreverence, virtuosity and contemporaneity of his compositions and concerts. Since returning from New York, the award-winning violist has been exploring the limits of his instrument through the symbiosis of different musical styles, rarely associated with the traditional repertoire for viola d’arco, thus establishing a unique language and musical vision. With an artistic career praised by critics, the award-winning violist explores the limits of his instrument by applying in his work an intense and articulate symbiosis of musical styles, rarely associated with the traditional repertoire for the viola d’arco. After several rich experiences as a jazz improviser and musician, he was a soloist at Carnegie Hall at the invitation of Paquito D’Rivera, played with some of the greatest figures of international jazz such as Dave Douglas, Joshua Redman or Don Byron, and frequently collaborates with the Galician pianist Alberto Conde. His latest albums have been critically acclaimed. “Serpente Infinita”, 2018, was inspired by the poetry of Ana Hatherly and edited by Respirar de Ouvido, with support from Musibéria, being awarded the Carlos Paredes Prize. In 2021 he released “Trégua”, an Antena 2 album, which represents an unprecedented and bold composition made specifically for viola d’arco and Orquestra Filarmónica.