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Gerhard Gruber - Silent Movie in India 2012


The program:

"Cafe Elektric" Marlene Dietrich, Willi Forst, Gustav Ucicky
"Moon of Israel" (Die Sklavenkönigin)  Michael Kertesz (Michael Curtiz)
"Sodom und Gomorrha" Michael Kertesz
"A throw of dice" - Indian Silent Movie

Venues:

Mahindra United World College
Film and Television Institute Of India (FTII)
National Film Archive of India (NFAI)
Poona Music Society
National Centre for the performing arts (NCPA) Mumbai

Many thanks to:

Frau Viktoria Wagner vom Kulturforum Delhi
Frau Binaifer Malegam und ihrem Mann Jehangir Batiwala (Poona Music Society)
Herrn Prashant Pathrabe (Direktor des NFAI)
Prof. Indranil Bhattacharya (FTII)
Frau Farrahnaz Irani (NCPA Management International Music)
Herrn Ernst Kieninger (Filmarchiv Austria) für die Bereitstellung der Filme

Please, enjoy the photos!





Silent Movie

Plakat FTII - Poster


Organisatoren Binaifer Malegam und Jehangir Batiwala


Organisator Prashant Pathrabe (Direktor des NFAI)

 

Organisator Prof. Indranil Bhattacharya (FTII)


Mitglieder des FTII - members of the FTII




neue Freunde: Neha und Hiren - our new friends


Plakat NCPA Mumbai - Poster


mit Binaifer und Jehangir im NCPA Mumbai


Gespräch nach der Aufführung - answering questions after the performance

 
Many thanks - Danke für die Standing Ovations im FTII!


Present from visitor - Geschenk von Shirish Pawar, Besucher in Pune, Mazda Hall





MENSCHEN - PEOPLE

in Pune









in der Kotachi Wadi, Mumbai


in Agra


in einem Tempel nahe dem Amber Fort, Jaipur - in a temple



in front of - vor dem Agra Fort


in Pune


in Mumbai



in Saswad bei Pune


am Parvati Hill Pune



our driver - unser Fahrer Kamal (Delhi - Agra - Jaipur)


our driver - unser Fahrer Anil in Mumbai



our guide - unser Guide Shyam (Jaipur)


Schüler in Mumbai - school children




Marine Drives, Mumbai









Straßenkind, das sich mit Eva anfreundete - Eva made friends






DIE REISE - THE JOURNEY

Humayun-Mausoleum Delhi



India Gate


Rashtrapati Bhavan Delhi


Jama Masjid Delhi, Indiens größte Moschee




Lodi Garden Delhi



Agra, Blick auf Taj Mahal



Red Fort - Rotes Fort Agra





Blick vom Mehtab Bagh (vom anderen Ufer) - view from opposite the Yamuna River



Eingang zum Taj Mahal






Seitengebäude


Einlegearbeiten


Taj Mahal innen (durch ein Guckloch fotografiert)





Blick zum Eingangsgebäude





Hawa Mahal - Palast der Winde, Jaipur - Wind Palace



Amber Fort bei Jaipur








Temple near - Tempel nahe des Amber Fort





Jal Mahal - Wasserpalast bei Jaipur - Water Palace





City Palace Jaipur







Galta Ji - Tempelanlage nahe Jaipur












Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Studio


alle Filmformate


Shaniwarwada Pune - Schutz gegen Elefanten - against elephants



FTII


Trip to - Ausflug nach Saswad




No Parking ....



am Parvati Hill Pune



Blick vom Parvati Hill




im Zoo von Pune


Mazda Hall Pune


Salzgewinnung in Mumbai (aus Meerwasser) - salt from the sea


Slum in Mumbai








Victoria Station


India Gate Mumbai


Taj Mahal Palace - Hotel





Mumbai "Fiaker"



National center for the performing arts (NCPA)







India Gate


Mumbai-Raben




Tempel am Malabar Hill Mumbai








Hanging Gardens - Malabar Hill Mumbai



Krankenhaus in Mumbai - Hospital


Wäscherei Dhobi Ghats Mumbai - Loundry



Westliches in Mumbai - Western Style


NCPA Mumbai


Eva´s Straßenkind



am Marine Drives Mumbai




Eleonora, österreichische Besucherin


unsere neuen Freunde Neha und Hiren - our new friends


junge Besucherin im NCPA - young girl wanting to learn improvisation


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya - Prince of Wales Museum








Alte Universität Mumbai


High Court Mumbai







Stadtteil Khotachi Wadi, Mumbai



Arni forever





am letzten Tag - Sonnenuntergang am Marine Drives Mumbai - end of the last day in Mumbai




The pianist and his cinematic muse

By: Hardik Vaidya Date: 2012-02-26 Place: Mumbai

Head to the NCPA for the screening of the classic silent film Cafe Elektric. Accompanying the screening, will be the music of Gerhard Gruber, a leading silent film pianist

In case you've watched The Artist and want to indulge more in the films of yore, when talkies were still a novelty and cinema completely silent, then head to the NCPA for the screening of Cafe Elektric on Wednesday. Made in 1928, this silent Austrian classic by Gustav Ucicky is among the top rated acts of popular actress Marlene Dietrich.

However, this isn't just any other screening. If it were, then we'd have suggested that you watch a DVD. The screening will be accompanied by a performance by Gerhard Gruber, regarded as one of the world's leading silent film pianists. Gruber will compose and play music while he watches the film with the audience.

Possibly the most unique characteristic of Gruber is that no two performances of his are ever the same. He believes in spot improvisation in his work every time he performs, since according to him that is the best way of a direct and continuous dialogue between the screen, the music and the audience. 

As Ilse Aichinger, the grand dame of Austrian literature had once succinctly put, "Those who listen to Gruber play the piano can once again trust their own breath." Gruber's modesty is also considered to be one of his greatest assets. According to many, his music is neither an exaggeration of the film, nor the "digestible-making" of an "old-fashionable" artefact. His music, far from being a simplification of existing work, is a partnership that never becomes boring.

Having worked as a pianist for screenings of over 450 different silent films across the globe, he admits that spreading the joy of silent movies accompanied with his piano pieces isn't easy. Coming to the defence of silent films, he says, "There is nothing missing in silent films, it is just a different kind of movie. The pictures are more beautiful and more interesting, because the focus is more on gestures and on expression." 

Gruber says, "Cafe Elektric is a favourite. I have a special love for it, and I also composed the music for the movie's DVD." Set in a cafe in Vienna, the film tells the story of Erni G ttlinger (Marlene Dietrich), the daughter of a rich construction entrepreneur (Fritz Alberti), who gets attracted to a pickpocket, Herr Fredl (Willi Forst). 

Meanwhile, another important character in the film, a young engineer named Herr Max St ger (Igo Sym), who assists G ttlinger, finds himself unable to focus on work whenever a young lady (Anny Coty) is around.
If you are a cinema and music buff then you wouldn't want to miss this event.
At: 7 pm, February 29, NCPA, Nariman Point

About Gerhard Gruber


Gerhard Gruber is an Austrian composer and piano player. As accompanist for silent movies he has become the leading authority in Austria since 1988.

He has performed for about 450 different films (Washington-Los Angeles/ USA 2011, Delhi-Pune-Goa/ India 2011, Tokyo 2006/ 2007/ 2008, Hobart/ Australia 2007-09, Rotorua/ New Zealand 2008, Padova, Motovun Film Festival 2007, Cineconcerts Bordeaux 2005, Filmfestival Pisek/CZ 2009/11, Filmfestival Uherske Hradiste 2009/11, Viennale 1999-2004, Munich, Hamburg, Diagonale).

Since 1983 Gerhard Gruber is working and performing as a composer and musician for theatre.
Awards: 2006: "Nestroypreis", 2008: "Landeskulturpreis Upper Austria"


As a basic principle he appreciates improvisation for his work, which he regards as best way of a direct and always new dialogue between the events on the screen, the music and the audience.
So no performance resembles the others. Gerhard Gruber likes it to be enticed by the films again and again and to pass on these feelings to the audience.

Cit.: ´For me the feeling of being amidst the events of a film story has been undescribable exciting from the first moment and is unchanged until today. This guarantees the liveliness and vibrancy of each performance.
It is always the unity of film, music and audience. And thus each presentation is able to be a special experience.`


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Mein Foto

Gerhard Grubers spezieller Zugang zur Stummfilmbegleitung ist die Improvisation, die er als direkten und immer neuen Dialog mit dem Geschehen auf der Leinwand ansieht. So ist keine Aufführung eines Filmes gleich, er liebt es, sich immer wieder neu von den Filmen verführen zu lassen und diese Verführung an das Publikum weiterzugeben. Zitat: "Das Gefühl, mitten im Geschehen des Filmes dabei zu sein, war ab der ersten Aufführung unbeschreiblich und ist bis heute unverändert geblieben. Das ist auch ein Garant für die Lebendigkeit der Stummfilmabende. Es ist nie der Film allein, es ist immer die Dreiheit Film - Musik - Publikum, und deshalb ist jeder Abend auch ein eigenes Erlebnis."




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