Silent Moon with the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara
An ensemble of very young and extraordinary musicians, the Piccola Orchestra di Tor Pignattara with an original musical score accompanying the projections of LE VOJAGE DANS LA LUNE and VOYAGE SUR JUPITER, performs live for the first time on the occasion of the Festa di Roma live soundtrack of silent films through the sounds of the more conventional and more “modern” acoustic instruments, the beatbox and more generally electronic music.
The Orchestra tries to bring the audience closer to the original use of silent cinema and its ability to translate dream into images. A dreamlike moment in which the musicians tell, with the freshness of their urban language, their vision of that journey to the Moon that we all dream of since childhood, that has fascinated artists of every age and that remains alive within us.
A multi-ethnic, modern and powerful orchestra, formed by young musicians between 17 and 20 years old, established in 2012 from a unique experience of its kind: putting together girls and boys with roots in different countries of the world, (second generations, asylum seekers, children of mixed couples etc.) with the sole objective of making music and looking for its own sound. A permanent breeding ground to give a sound to this city and to a constantly changing reality, the daughter of cross-breeding and the encounter between cultures: an urban and contemporary sound that moves between the rhythm of hip-hop, the accents of the drum’n ‘bass, the flow of reggae, the energy of funk and the lightness of pop music and that in a few years of life has attracted the attention of the national press, and has been able to collaborate with national and international artists including Mika, the Piazza Vittorio Orchestra, Danno dei Colle der fomento, Mama Marjas, Francesco di Bella, Pinomarino, and institutional bodies (from Mibac to Miur) and social entities (including FAO, UNHCR, Save the Children, Intersos) for its music value and the ability to speak to the society.
Le voyage dans la Lune
(Viaggio nella Luna) by Georges Méliès, France, 1902, 14’ – silent
When, as far back as 1902, the voyage dans la Lune was screened for the first time, a new genre was born, science fiction. The plot is simple: a group of astronomers embarks on a rudimentary spacecraft shaped like a bullet, which is fired directly on the face of the Moon, from which the protagonists will return, acclaimed as heroes. Throughout the movie we witness the exploit of the refined French comedy, in a whirlwind of dynamism that makes fiction more concrete. Like many travellers in Wonderland, the old astronomers explore the planet, receptacle of emotions and symbol of human limits, recreated with an inspired and futuristic set design.
Voyage sur Jupiter
(Travel to Jupiter) by Segundo de Chomón, France, 1909, 10’, silent
The fantastic journey moves to Jupiter with the amusing tale of Segundo de Chomón. A medieval king, listening to an account of an old scientist telling the story of the planets of the Universe as he observes them through a telescope, falls madly in love with the planet Jupiter and dreams of governing it as Zeus had done in ancient times. Filled with these fantasies, the sovereign falls asleep and dreams of climbing up a celestial ladder leading straight to the planet of his dreams. Once arrived on Jupiter, however, he does not receive any royal welcome at all, but is beaten by soldiers and the sovereign of the planet himself and is driven back down. Finally, a mischievous Saturn decides to complete the joke by cutting the ladder and knocking it down.

Curated by Azienda Speciale Palaexpo