Five great pianists create live soundtracks to five masterpieces of silent cinema.
Tiempos Modernos is a silent film festival with live music, just as it was done in the origins of cinema, but not to nostalgically emulate that genesis, but to use these classic films, in many cases centuries old, as an excuse for great pianists, of different musical styles, to construct and perform live, with absolute freedom, the soundtrack for each piece of film.
Recalling the figure of the pianist in the projection rooms of the incipient silent cinema, the Nino Díaz Foundation organised a musical journey through the early stages of cinema during the month of the first stages of cinema during the month of October, on the island of Lanzarote, with Charles Chaplin, Fritz Lang, Harry O. Hardy and F.W. Murnau. Murnau. With the musical accompaniment of five great pianists: Satomi Morimoto, Manuel Bonino, Javier Pérez de Azpeitia, Polo Ortí and Julio Tejera. They created the soundtracks of the films live and revived the magic that filled the cinemas more than a century ago.
It should be noted that the Festival is based on the lack of knowledge of the cinematographic heritage and the compositions that enlivened its exhibition, with the aim of creating, in collaboration with the Government of the Canary Islands and the Town Hall of Tías, an unrepeatable, fun, family-friendly event without any language barrier whatsoever.