A fairy tale as a total work of art made of filigrane silhouette ( a paper cut art form ) and expressive orchestra music.
The Kammerorchester Weißensee presents under the conduction by Tilo Schmalenberg the filmic masterpiece „The Adventure of Price Achmed“ by Lotte Reiniger. This 1929 silhouette-animated movie with the music of Wolfgang Zeller that was originally premiered in Berlin, developed in three years production time made of 100.000 solo pictures. It is the first obtained cartoon movie filling an evening.
The Kammerorchester Weißensee is a traditional, semi professional ensemble presenting a movie-musical project for the first time ever, after 40 concerts in the town hall Weißensee and therefor puts light on a dark aspect of the Berliner ( film-) history. Because Wolfgang Zeller who advanced to one of the most played movie composers in Germany, composed in the times of the National Socialism the music for numerous NS-propaganda movies, like „Jud Süß“ (1940). The silhouette-artist and book illustrator Lotte Reiniger left Germany out of a deep aversion against „all those Hitler-events“ though.
Students from the Kurt-Tucholsky-Oberschule in Berlin-Pankow created an interlude with installations and performances that pick up on the movie but also they bring into context and reflect on the relationship between Reiniger and Zeller in those historic currents. www.kammerorchesterweissensee.de