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Screening  |  Silent/Sound: Variations on Napoleon

Presented by Squeaky Wheel as part of M&T Second Friday

Friday, August 11, 2017, 9:30 pm

Front Yard  

Join us at the Burchfield Penney Art Center Front Yard for the 2017 edition of SILENT/SOUND. Artist and filmmaker Brian Milbrand will be live remixing footage from films throughout history featuring the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, including Abel Gance’s 1927 epic, famous for its climactic three screen coda. Set to a live performance of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Sinfonia Eroica (Heroic Symphony aka Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major), originally dedicated to Napoleon, this viscerally arresting evening of sight and sound explores what it is about grandiose, even dictatorial figures that continues to attract humanities love and admiration. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and prepare for the return of Squeaky Wheel and the Burchfield Penney’s signature summer event.

SILENT/SOUND is co-presented with the Burchfield Penney Art Center, as part of M&T Second Friday. Squeaky Wheel’s events are made possible with generous support by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts, Erie County Arts & Cultural Funding, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, individual members, businesses, and supporters.

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    Special Event  |  August M&T Second Friday

    Friday, August 11, 2017, 10 am–8 pm

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