Johannes Benz & The General

Johannes Benz & The General

(Johannes Benz & Frigo na mašině)
Buster Keaton / USA, 1926
silent movie / live music, 79 min

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BioFonie basic unit is two outwardly different artistic forms fusion - the film and live music. Next edition joins together one of the most famous Buster Keaton's films with the music of Johannes Benz.

The General is a 1926 American silent comedy inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862. Keaton considered it to be the best of all his movies. With changing tastes and a re-evaluation of his works, audiences and critics would later agree with him, and it is now considered a major classic of the silent era.

Johannes Benz is the alter ego of a director and documentartist, Jan Foukal, who debuted with his soundtrack of alegoric journey of a truck driver. Album One way road, which contains 12 songs from from his travelling, was positively welcomed by media and also public. Strong melodies of this songwriter, who is often compared with Bob Dylan or Beck, are supported by expressive musicians David Landstof (Raduza, form. Lenka Dusilova…), a.m. Almela (kafkaband, form EOST…), Josef Stepanek (Raduza, Iva Bitova…) and vocalist of Harvei sisters.

tickets bought till November 29th | 200 CZK
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Related links:
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