The End of St. Petersburg + Live accompaniment PG
From the archive
This film was last shown on 15 October 2017
The End of St Petersburg was planned to grace the 10th anniversary of the Revolution. The director’s plans were ambitious: he wanted it to cover the two centuries of the city’s history. In the end, the film is a boots level narrative about a naïve youth who is forced to seek work in the city.
HarmonieBand has made appearances at many UK film festivals and Art Centres. The ensemble has also travelled widely in Europe and including visits to the Dresden Musikfestpiele, the Giornate Del Cinema Muto in Italy and three tours of the Brabant, the last of which featured Paul Robinson’s score to Cocteau’s Le Sang d’un Poète. In 2007, the ensemble was invited to appear alongside the Hilliard Ensemble to present Paul Robinson’s score to Carl Dreyer’s ‘La Passione de Jeanne D’Arc’ in the Opera House in Wroclaw. The performance was recorded and broadcast by Polish television. In July 2014 they were hosted by the Surrey University conference ‘Hollywood’s Musical Contemporaries and Competitors in the Early Sound Film Era’ where they performed to Carl Dreyer’s ‘Vampyr’ They perform regularly at all major art centres in the UK including the Barbican Cinema where in 2014 they presented Dreyer’s ‘Vampyr’ and in 2016 Murnau’s ‘Nosferatu’
- 69 mins