Film music concerts at SACO 2020 festival

The Audiovisual Week of Oviedo (SACO – Semana del Audiovisual de Oviedo), which brings together various artistic disciplines related to film, will hold its 6th edition from October 23 to November 1, 2020 in Oviedo (Asturias).


In its program we can find a total of 7 film-concerts, having its main event with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of ‘Psycho’, performed by the Oviedo Filarmonía conducted by maestro Anthony Gabriele.


Let’s see some of the remarkable events, related to film music, that make up the festival:

EL SILENCIO EN EL TIEMPO – Sunday 25/10/20 – 13:00h (Teatro Filarmónica)

The Asturian group Losone presents ‘El silencio en el tiempo / The Silence in time’, a film that rescues a story about loss; a harsh and visceral homage, and at the same time warm, like the hug of a friend. The singularity of this work is that the film is born from its soundtrack, which is part of the script of the story.


Jandro Llaneza is responsible for the script, and together with Dani Álvarez, both members of Losone, they are the composers of the music and directors of the film. The event will offer an expanded film show, where the band will perform live their own story.

SACO 2020 - El Silencio En El Tiempo
JOAN OF ARC BY FORMA ANTIQVA – Sunday 25/10/20 – 19:00h (Prince Philip Auditorium)

The powerful images that follow one another throughout the silent film ‘La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928, dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer)’, with their emotional strength, find a certain logical accommodation in the formal discourse of baroque music. Limited to France and England and specifically in the mid-seventeenth century, the soundtrack created by the quartet Forma Antiqva will contain nuances by Mathew Locke, Henry Lawes, Christopher Gibbos or Henry Purcell, as well as Louis Couperin, Johann Jakob Froberger or Jean Baptiste Lully, among others.


Forma Antiqva: Guillermo Peñalver, flute / Jorge Jiménez, violin / Pablo Zapico, theorbo / Aarón Zapico, harpsichord and direction.

SACO 2020 - Joan of Arc
THE GENERAL BY CÉSAR LATORRE TRÍO – Tuesday 27/10/20 – 20:00h (Prince Philip Auditorium)

The General (1926, dir. Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman)’, is one of the best films in the history of cinema, as well as the pinnacle of Buster Keaton‘s creative genius as a filmmaker and comedian. Ironically, at the time of its release, it was a commercial failure that condemned Keaton to lose his economic and artistic independence. In spite of everything, he always considered it his favorite movie.


César Latorre Trio gives color to each scene of the film, squeezing the maximum resources of an acoustic-electronic palette, where the traditional jazz piano trio combines its tones with the effects and programming of today’s music. Original compositions and a custom-made improvisation to mark the signature and dynamism of this classic.


In this movie-concert, a restored 4K version is used obtained from a 35 mm copy from the original negative.


César Latorre Trio: César Latorre, piano and keyboards / Horario García, double bass and guitars / Pier Bruera, drums and percussion.

SACO 2020 - The General
NOSFERATU BY RADIO NOSFERATU – Thursday 29/10/20 – 20:00h (Prince Philip Auditorium)

Radio Nosferatu son: Silvia Fernández, voz y bajo eléctrico / Puri Penín, voz y guitarra acústica / Sandra Luquiños, voz y glockenspiel / Verónica Rodríguez, trompa, trompeta y voz / Marta Martínez, violonchelo / Jacobo de Miguel, piano, voz y dirección musical.


The music composed and arranged by Jacobo de Miguel for the film ‘Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922, dir. F.W. Murnau)’, portrays the relativity of right and wrong, the ambiguity of human reason and its limits.


Radio Nosferatu: Silvia Fernández, voice and electric bass / Puri Penín, voice and acoustic guitar / Sandra Luquiños, voice and glockenspiel / Verónica Rodríguez, horn, trumpet and voice / Marta Martínez, cello / Jacobo de Miguel, piano, voice and musical direction.

SACO 2020 - Nosferatu
THE UNKNOWN BY XIXÓN TRAD JAZZ QUARTET – Friday 30/10/20 – 20:00h (La Vega Weapons Factory)

The Unknown (1929, dir. Tod Browning)’ was considered by the American critics of the time as a “repulsive” and “perverse” film, but the French surrealist filmmakers were enthusiastic about this new version of the myth of the beauty and the beast.


Chiaki Mawatari, creator of this original soundtrack, wants to express three motives through music: love, hate, and the darkness of the mind.


Xixón Trad Jazz Quartet: Chiaki Mawatari, tuba and serpentine / Yevhen Riechkalov, trumpet / Rodrigo Cobos Canal, clarinet, accordion and guitar / Sergio Sendón Merino, guitar.

SACO 2020 - The Unknown
KURUTTA IPPÊJI  BY KURUTTA QUARTET – Saturday 31/10/20 – 20:00h (La Vega Weapons Factory)

Kurutta ippêji (1926, dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa)’ is a stimulating milestone in Japanese cinematography that was almost half a century lost and was found by the director himself in 1971. When Teinosuke Kinugasa released it in Tokyo in 1926, it was considered a strange work in comparison with the rest of the Japanese films of the time.


In its first projections, a benshi (professional narrator) told the story, while some musicians played the soundtrack. There is no information left about that original music. The music created by the Kurutta Quartet has evident traces of the traditional Oriental music, but combined with modern styles and technologies.


Kurutta Quartet: Pablo Canalís Fernández, flutes and percussion / John Falcone, bassoon / Claudio Vásquez, violin / María Cueva Méndez, piano and keyboard.

SACO 2020 - Kurutta ippêji
PSYCHO BY OVIEDO FILARMONÍA – Sunday 1/11/20 – 19:00h (Prince Philip Auditorium)

The Oviedo Filarmonía conducted by Anthony Gabriele will play live the fabulous music composed by Bernard Herrmann for this 1960 classic movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

SACO 2020 - Psycho


Tickets for SACO 6 can be picked up at the website and through 24 hours before each show or movie. The tickets for SACO 6 are free, numbered, and only two invitations per person can be picked up.


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