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As part of the 3rd X-Dream Festival, ARTos foundation in collaboration with Goethe Institut presented for the first time in Cyprus the Berlin based platform 'Moving Silence' and they organised a special two days event on contemporary "silent" moving image and experimental sound.

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of December 2011, musicians from Berlin, Nicosia and Athens met in ARTos foundation in order to perform live soundtracks for "silent" video and film works by contemporary creators. "The contemporary cinema could take back this expressive freedom" the Moving Silence members state. "Any visual style can profit from a sound language, by using advanced digital technologies as well as old analog techniques. Live performances sustain and amplify the films as musicians can breathe new life into silent cinema, which inappropriately remained silent for such a long time." Encouraging collaboration and exchange between musicians, artists and cinematographers, the Moving Silence platform therefore invited the Nicosia audience to new audiovisual experiences expressed through live improvisations and interpretations, where experimental image and sound met in unusual and unexpected ways.

Moving Silence was originally founded in summer 2009 with the aim to create events that connect the roots of cinematography with the present aesthetics of image, the live music production and the potential of new technology. It constitutes a poetic, intercultural and collaborative attempt in times of information overload. It embraces experimentation and merging between contemporary forms of visual and sound inviting artists by different parts of the world to join in. Moving Silence events have taken place in different cities around Europe.


Robert Lippok performed the soundtrack on
"Evolution" by Georg Jungermann (11:52)
"Batterie" by Jonas Kling (8:40)
"Le Cycliste" by Armin Mobasseri (4:00)

Tasos Stylianou performed the soundtrack on
"Notiz-1" by Carsten Wagner (3:41)

Marco Brosolo performed the soundtrack on
"Nachbarn" by Andreas Koch (4:43)
"In der Wüste" by Torsten Krug und Christian Schrills (4:01)

Tube Breakers+ Stelios Frangos (5 people) performed the soundtrack on
"Chaos" by Stephan Kaempf (6:16)

Ten Times More (3 people) performed the soundtrack on
"Egg Love" by Birgit Moeller (3:30)

Oliver Schmid performed the soundtrack on
"Will kochen" by Dietrich Limpert (3:18)

NatrYX performed the soundtrack on
"Paper Love" by Armin Mobasseri (3:00)
"Nordwind" by Thomas Vogel (3:45)


The BangBang Trio (2people) performed the soundtrack on
"Five Berlin Views" by Ted Sonnenschein (10:28)

Haris Sophocleous performed the soundtrack on
"Little Big Berlin" by Pilpop (9:14)

Marco Brosolo performed the soundtrack on
"In A Berlin Minute" by Luci Westphal (10:00)
see response 1 on Lucies blog
see response 2 on Lucies blog

Andreas Moustoukis performed the soundtrack on
"Stadtplan Berlin" by Reynold Reynolds (8:08)

- Short Break -


Oliver Schmid plays
Landschaft No.4 by Matthias Fritsch (30 min)
more info

International Artists

Anastasia Chrysanthakopoulou aka NatrYX or Anastasia X. is a sound
and visual artist from Athens. She is working on video dance projects,
animations, sound works, solo performances and curating projects. She is
also working as a coordinator and a producer of music events in Greece
and abroad. She is one of the main producers & project coordinators of
Moving Silence.
http:// www.natryx.net

Matthias Fritsch is a Berlin based media artist who works with social
networks and collaborates with artists from all over the world for his silent
videos. He has produced various fictional and poetic short and long films.
Fritsch is one of the founders of Moving Silence.

Marco Brosolo is a visual artist, musician and music performer. His work
includes paintings, drawings, videos, conceptual projects as well as
theatre soundtracks. Since 2006 he has been developing a multi-sensor
instrument called AST. He is one of the founders of Moving Silence. He
lives and works in Berlin.

Robert Lippok is a musician based in Berlin. He is part of the German
elektronic music projekt "To Rococo Rot," played and produced with
various famous musicians.

Oliver Schmid is a sound artist, drummer and minimal DJ. He lives and works in Berlin and Zürich. Has done various performances as live electronics.

Local Artists from Cyprus

Haris Sofokleous
Sophocleous Charalambos is a PhD Candidate in "Electronic Studio Composition" at Goldsmiths University in London. He studied Composition with composers like Robert Lombardo, Pat Morehead, Dan Malone, Stacy Garrop, John Fitz-Roger and electronic composition under Reginald Bain. He has compositions performed in the USA, UK, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Cyprus.

The BangBang Trio
was formed in 2008 by composer/sound artist Antonis Antoniou, and multi-instrumentalist/experimental musician Constantinos Evangelides. The third member of the Trio is a Max/Msp patch, programmed to act at will, as well as to interact with the actions of the rest of the group. The BangBang Trio is mainly engaged in the field of Live Electronics following an interdisciplinary/collaborative discourse in areas such as performance, choreography, video art etc. Their sphere of interest and exploration is always kept open and ongoing, adapting to the characteristics of every event, and continuously evolving.