28 November 2023
French musicians Robert Piéchaud (Pianist) and Stan de Nussac (Saxophonist) enthralled the audience at a 90-minute cine-concert, ‘Moving Pictures’, held at Strawberry Fields High School in Sector 26 here today.
The Ciné-Concert is a show that combines the love for cinema with that of live music. Films shown on a giant screen are accompanied by musicians playing original compositions live on stage. It is a means of resuscitating silent film repertoires and inviting audiences to discover or rediscover cinematic classics, through a different lens. Cine-concerts are a popular form of entertainment for children in France.
Piechaud and Nussac are known for cine-concerts based on silent films by greats such as Charlie Chaplin, Carl Dreyer, Kenji Mizoguchi and Buster Keaton at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris.
Musicians Robert Piéchaud (pianist) and Stan de Nussac (multi-instrumentalist) are delivering a series of concerts in India, with the support of the French Institute in India (IFI), the network of Alliances Françaises in India (AF India), the Cinémathèque Française (CF) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI).
The silent films showcased included a varied selection of films by Dadasaheb Phalke, Baburao Painter, Georges Méliès, Alice Guy and Kranti Kanadé.