BEHIND THE PROJECT: Topology have been providing musical accompaniment to shows of all kinds for over 20 years.
BEHIND THE PROJECT: Topology have been providing musical accompaniment to shows of all kinds for over 20 years. Topology

Silent movies for the modern audience

TOWNS of the south west will be travelling back in time next week, when a group of filmmakers and musicians make their way into town.

But they won't be coming in a space-age machine or a blue telephone box; their time machine is film and music. The project is called Topology, and the group has turned Queenslanders' home videos into a feature length silent movie.

Titled Queensland at Home, the film is a time capsule of 1930s and 40s footage, said Topology founder Christa Powell.

"This show has been using vintage footage and home movies from a vault in the state library, so not a lot of it has been seen before.

"We worked with a filmmaker to put it together and then wrote the score, kind of harking back to the silent film days where you'd have the live piano player playing along to the movie."

Topology are including local school students in each show, helping them create a short film and score to prelude Queensland at Home, said Ms Powell.

"In each town, we're working with local historians to put together a five or six minute film, and workshop with high school music students to write the score, which they'll play on the night."

Locals can catch topology all around the region; here are their your dates.

Thurs 13th September - Roma - Jubilee Hall, 7pm - Tickets

Fri 14th September - Augathella - Boadecia Cinema, 7pm - Tickets

Sat 15th September - Blackall - Blackall Memorial Hall, 7pm - Tickets

Sun 16th September - Charleville - RSL Club, 5pm - Donation at the Door

Mon 17th September - Cunnamulla - Cunnamulla Shire Hall, 6.30pm - Tickets

Tues 18th September - St George - St George Cultural Centre, 7pm - Tickets

 


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