SIMON QUINN

The Band

The three musician brothers Nolan, Simon and Brian Quinn together with polish pianist Tomek Soltys have a long-standing and thorough experience in composition and live performance of original soundtracks to silent-film masterpieces. Their productions have featured guest musicians Kurt Rosenwinkel, Max De Aloe, Oliver Illi.

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The Soundtracks

SIMON QUINN - Dziga Vertov

«Man With The Movie Camera»
Soviet Union, 1929
Directed by Dziga Vertov
Photography by Mikhail Kaufman
Edited by Elizaveta Svilova
Production company VUFKU

→ New soundtrack commissioned in 2018 by
Associazione Cinema Blenio
→ Composed by
Simon Quinn

→ Performed at
26 January 2019 Cienema Teatro, Blenio (CH)
SPRING TOUR 2019 - tba

SIMON QUINN - Terje Vigen

«Terje Vigen: Skådespel i fyra akter»
Sweden, 1917
After the poem by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Victor Sjöström
Photography by J. Julius
Screenplay by Gustaf Molander and Victor Sjöström
Produced by AB Svenska Biografteatern

→ New soundtrack commissioned in 2017 by
Kinoverein Lichtspiele
→ Composed by
Simon Quinn

→ Project supported by
Fondation SUISA
Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia
Repubblica e Cantone Ticino - fondo SWISSLOS
Stiftung Levedo

→ Performed at
10 November 2017 Kino Lichtspiele, Olten (CH)
12 November 2017 Teatro Sociale, Bellinzona (CH)
SPRING TOUR 2018
08 May 2018 KAOS-Halle, Berlin (D)
09 May 2018 Kulturzentrum St. Spiritus, Greifswald (D) - Nordischer Klang 2018
10 May 2018 Peter und der Jazz, Rostock (D)
11 May 2018 Schloss Kummerow (D)
14 May 2018 Studio Foce, Lugano (CH)
15 May 2018 Piazza Caveri, Aosta (I)
16 May 2018 Cinema Blenio, Acquarossa (CH)
17 May 2018 La Bouche Qui Rit, St. Maurice-VD (CH)
18 May 2018 Teatro Banco (CH)
25 May 2018 Fondazione Silene Giannini, Cevio (CH)

BERGFILM!

Excerpts from «Der heilige Berg», «Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü», «Stürme über dem Montblanc»
Germany, 1926, 1929, 1931
Directed by Dr. Arnold Fanck
Featuring Luis Trenker, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, a.o.

→ New soundtrack commissioned in 2013 by
Swiss Alpine Club and Oggimusica
→ Composed by
Simon Quinn, Nolan Quinn, Brian Quinn

→ Project supported by
Radiotelevisione Svizzera Rete Due

→ Performed at
2013
«Lugano Modern», Conservatorio Svizzera italiana, Lugano, CH
«Jazz in Olten», Kino Lichtspiele, Olten, CH
2014
Centro S. Carlo | Bellinzona, CH
2015
Cinema Teatro Blenio, Acquarossa, CH
Schweizer Alpen Club Sektion Basel, Basel, CH
2016
Teatro Sociale, Bellinzona, CH

Nanook of the north

«Nanook of the North. A Story of Life and Love in the Actual Arctic»
Directed by Robert Flaherty
Photography and screenplay by Robert Flaherty
Produced by Revillon Frères

→ New soundtrack commissioned in 2007 by
Chiassocultura
→ Composed by
Simon Quinn, Nolan Quinn, Brian Quinn

→ Performed at
2007
Cinema Teatro, Chiasso, CH
Cinema sotto le stelle, Mendrisio, CH
Festival Estivalugano, Lugano, CH
Le Bourg, Lausanne, CH
Gallarate Jazz Festival, Gallarate, I
Osteria del Teatro, Banco, CH
CS()A Il Molino, Lugano, CH
2008
Ass. cult. Amici nell’Arte, Cardano al Campo, I (featuring Max De Aloe)
Jazzin'it Vignola, Vignola, I (featuring Max De Aloe)
Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Roma, I (featuring Max De Aloe)
2009
Jazzwerkstatt Bern, Bern, CH (featuring Max De Aloe)
Divertimanno «Confronti», Manno, CH (featuring Max De Aloe)
Oratorio S. Pietro, Sonvico, CH (featuring Max De Aloe)
Suoni e Visioni Festival Multimediale, Milano, I (featuring Max De Aloe & Kurt Rosenwinkel)
Scuola d'arti e mestieri dell'elettrotecnica e della meccanica, Bellinzona, CH (featuring Max De Aloe)
Festival Airolo in transizion, Cinema Leventina, Airolo, CH (featuring Max De Aloe)
Festival letterario Parolario 2009, Como, IT (featuring Max De Aloe)
2013
Kino Lichtspiele, Olten, CH (featuring Oliver Illi)
2016
Museo d'Arte Mendrisio, Mendisio, CH (featuring Oliver Illi)
Teatro Sociale, Arogno, CH (featuring Oliver Illi)
2017
KAOS Halle, Berlin, D
Festival «Nordischer Klang», Greifswald, D