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An orchestra plays various instruments on stage: including an oud, guitar, piano, percussion and more

Films, Talks & Events

Eye Meets Marmoucha

2 February — 31 October 2024

An orchestra plays various instruments on stage: including an oud, guitar, piano, percussion and more

Marmoucha, which the Marmoucha Orchestra is part of, has been producing and promoting music and theatre that reflects the Netherlands’ diversity since 2002. The collective primarily lavishes attention on new musical movements and innovators in existing genres with crossovers between the music and artistic expressions of various cultures.

Eye joins forces with Marmoucha, a collective for music and culture from North Africa and the Middle East presenting not only exceptional silent films with live musical accompaniment, but also building bridges between eastern and western cultures.

still from Eye's collection

still uit de Eye-collectie / still from Eye's collection

still from Eliso (Nikoloz Shengelaya, SU/GE 1928)

still Eliso (Nikoloz Shengelaya, SU/GE 1928)

Marmoucha Orchestra was founded by a group of musicians with a passion for the diversity of musical styles and traditions to be found in the Middle East and North Africa, the so-called MENA countries. Marmoucha Orchestra is emphatically for all lovers of good music. Live music touches souls and unites people from around the globe, even in difficult times.

still from Al-mummia (Shadi Abdelsalam, EG 1969)

still Al-mummia (Shadi Abdelsalam, EG 1969)

still from Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, DZ 1975)

still Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, DZ 1975)

Eye Meets Marmoucha

Eye Meets Marmoucha is part of Eye on Sound, a series that focuses on images and sound. The cooperation with the Marmoucha collective aims to expand perspectives on film history and Eye’s collection.

still from Eye's collection

still uit de Eye-collectie / still from Eye's collection

Eye Meets Marmoucha will consist of three mini-festivals. The programme’s core encompasses seldom screened silent films from Eye’s collection, accompanied live by the Marmoucha Orchestra (led by artistic director and bassist Arin Keshishi, oud player Mohamed Ahaddaf, percussionist Udo Demandt and project leader and jazz oboist Maripepa Contreras). Eye will also screen classic talkies, recent films by new makers, theatrical family presentations and performances from young poets accompanying footage from Eye’s collection.

poster Eye Meets Marmoucha

Films, Talks & Events

The programmes for the other editions in June and October 2024 will be announced as soon as possible.

Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena
Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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still from Eye's collection

still uit de Eye-collectie / still from Eye's collection

still from Eye's collection

still uit de Eye-collectie / still from Eye's collection