Hats in the Sky is played live to a screening of the Weimar-era film Vormittagspuk (Ghosts before Breakfast), a surrealist silent film from the 1920s. The ensemble also performs Smolka's new musical response to Entr'acte.
For Smolka, these new works fulfil a 'supporting function that underlines the avant-garde richness of the films.'
PerformersPlayers from the Philharmonia Orchestra
RepertoireMartin Smolka: Hats in the Sky - music to Hans Richter's silent film Ghosts before Breakfast (UK premiere); En Tractant (UK premiere); Hats in the Sky - music to Hans Richter's silent film Ghosts before Breakfast