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The Great White Silence

The Great White Silence
Silent film with live score by Frame Ensemble

Friday 1 November 2019 at 7.30PM
Rymer Auditorium

Jonny Best piano

Irine Røsnes violin

Trevor Bartlett percussion

Captain Scott’s doomed 1910 race to the South Pole was filmed by cinematographer Herbert Ponting; the images that he captured have fired imaginations ever since. Ponting filmed almost every aspect of the expedition: the scientific work, life in camp and the characterful Adélie penguins, and, most importantly, the preparations for the assault on the Pole itself. In 1924 he re-edited the footage into this haunting feature, complete with vivid tinting and toning. Ponting’s dramatic record of Scott’s inspirational, yet ultimately tragic, adventure is accompanied by Frame Ensemble’s improvised score bringing the alien landscapes of Antarctica to life. 

‘A deeply moving account’ Daily Telegraph

Tickets: £14; £12 concessions; £5 students

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