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Radio Days Movie is a live music project specialized in silent film remusication. Our original compositions, synchronized with an audio-less film, are live performed, giving a new and fresh interpretation.

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The ensemble size goes from duo to quintet according to the specific project compositions. The band is also available for commissioned works.

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ACTIVE PROJECTS ARE:

 

  • Program “USA vs URSS” – 1921/1925

a program of three comic films to compare the American comedy with the Russian one. The direct confrontation is between Buster Keaton and Vsevolod Pudovkin with the following comedies:

  • The goat” by Buster Keaton and Malcolm St. Clair – 1921
  • “Chess fever” by Vsevolod Pudovkin – 1925
  • The playhouse” by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline – 1921

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

Ivan Marini: flute, C tenor & soprano sax;

Michele Kettmaier: tuba;

Claudio Lombardi: guitar.

 

  • The poetry of Japan in the Yasujiro Ozu film “A STORY OF FLOATING WEEDS” – 1934

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

Ivan Marini: flute, bass clarinet, alto & soprano sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

 

  • The avantgarde work of Charles DekeukeleireHISTOIRE DE DETECTIVE” – 1929

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

Ivan Marini: flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto & soprano sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano, helicon;

Claudio Lombardi: bass, guitar.

 

  • Program “CINE FRANCE” – 1896/1923

A compilation of seven silent films, representing the most influential France film producers and directors: Auguste e Louis Lumière, Alice Guy, Georges Méliès, Albert Capellani, Émile Cohl, Max Linder and René Clair.

  • Milan: Place du dôme” (Milan Cathedral Square) by Auguste e Louis Lumière – 1896
  • L’aveugle fin de siécle” (The Turn Of The Century Blind Man) by Alice Guy – 1898
  • Le voyage de Gulliver a Lilliput et chez les geants” (Gulliver’s Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants) by Georges Méliès – 1902
  • La fille du sonneur” (The Bell-Ringer’s daughter) by Albert Capellani – 1906
  • Fantasagorie” by Émile Cohl – 1908
  • Max fait de la photo” (Max Takes a Picture) by Max Linder directed by Lucien Nonguet- 1913
  • Paris qui dort” (Paris Asleep) by René Clair – 1923

played on duo by Fabrizio Carlin on the trombone and Michele Kettmaier on the piano;

 


 

PAST PROJECTS WERE:

 

  • (2015) WWI IN 100 YEARS OLD FILMS - A commemoration for the hundred years from World War I, is a compilation of three films that show the WWI under different perspectives:Italian beauties: Trento and surroundings” of Piero Marelli – 1912; “The sinking of the Lusitania” of Winsor McCay – 1918 and “Shoulder Arms” with Charlie Chaplin – 1918.

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

David Andreatta: clarinet, baritone sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Sergio Decarli: drums.

  • (2014) NE29 – NORTHERN EUROPE 1929 - A couple of films connected by place and year of production. They were both produced in Northern Europe, specifically from Belgium and Netherlands, were released in 1929, both without subtitles and in poetry style: “Regen” by Joris Ivens – 1929 and “La Perle” di Henry d’Ursel e Charles Dekeukeleire – 1929.

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

David Andreatta: clarinet, baritone sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Roberto Prudel: drums.

  • (2014) LA PERLE (DVD) - A soundtrack recorded for the surrealist film of Henry D’Ursel and Charles Dekeukeleire “La Perle” – 1929 produced by the “Cineforum di Bolzano” on a multi-track audio DVD.

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

David Andreatta: clarinet, baritone sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Thomas Samonati: drums.

  • (2013) SOIRÉE LUMIÈRE - Participation with the Bolzano’s ”Ensemble Rimusicazioni” in a show dedicated to the Lumière brothers: “Enfants jouant aux billes” – 1896 and “Bataille d’oreillers” – 1898

played on duo by Fabrizio Carlin on the trombone and Michele Kettmaier on the piano;

  • (2014) COMBAT DE BOXE (DVD) - A soundtrack recorded for the surrealist documentary of Charles Dekeukeleire “Combat de boxe” – 1927 produced by the “Cineforum di Bolzano” on a multi-track audio DVD.

with:

Luca Rubertelli: tenor sax;

David Andreatta: clarinet, baritone sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Thomas Samonati: drums.

  • (2013) THE HAROLD LLOYD PROJECT - The last two Harold Lloyd’s short films: “Number, please?” – 1920 and “Never Weaken” – 1921.

with:

Fabrizio Carlin: trombone;

David Andreatta: clarinet, baritone sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Thomas Samonati: drums.

  • (2011) BERLIN – DIE SINFONIE DER GROβSTADT - Our first live music project, dedicated to silent film remusication, was “Berlin – Die Sinfonie der Groβstadt” by Walther Ruttmann – 1927.

with:

Luca Rubertelli: tenor sax;

Michele Kettmaier: piano;

Claudio Lombardi: bass.

Maurizio “Franky” Ghezzer: drums.

 


 

Thanks to Diana and Fabrizio for the translation!