Kristin Bolstad
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Stumfilmkonserten (DKS)

Since 2015 I have played "Stumfilmkonserten" for school kids as part of Den kulturelle skolesekken. This is a silent film concert with show-and-tell elements, where you can learn about how sound and music affects and influence the way we see and experience a film.

With different music instruments, objects, toys, kitchen and office equipment, I do live sound effects, foley and mickey mousing. The sound of penguins or a shooting star, the atmosphere of a snowy landscape, or someone falling; I try to find a sound that gives something to it. 

Films by Buster Keaton, Georges Méliès and The Lumiére brothers, next to Roald Amundsen's film from the South Pole expedition. In earlier versions of the program we've also played to Victor Sjöström's Körkarlen (1921), among others.

"Stumfilmkonserten" is developed in collaboration with Norsk Filminstitutt and Cinemateket, and has been performed in Oslo, Vestland, Møre & Romsdal, Lørenskog and Asker.

Kristin Bolstad - live sound effects and foley

Kjetil Schjander Luhr - piano/keys