Silent Move has been the creative vehicle for the duet of Yiannis Paxevanis and Vassilis Tzavaras since 2009, when they started experimentation by playing live music during the screening of silent films. The music the duet creates is composed or improvised, structured or free-form, idiosyncratic in its qualities, a sonic idiom that could be characterized as haunting soundtrack music, notoriously psychedelic.
So far they have performed live music for screenings of F. W. Murnau's "Nosferatu", Carl Dreyer's "The Passion of Joan of Arc", Jean Epstein's "The Fall of the House of Usher" and various Georges Méliès' short works at various cinemas and places in Athens and Patras.
They organized the 1st and 2nd "Improvisation and Cinema" festival, at Trianon Cinema, in July and September 2012 and took part in the 1st "In Mute" festival, at Onassis Cultural Centre, in October 2013. They collaborated with Japanese photographer Haruna Kawanishi for the "Athens Photo Festival", at Anamesa Gallery, in December 2013.
Paxevanis works as a sound engineer and composes music for Giorgos Avgeropoulos' Exandas Documentaries and for the some other documentaries, most notably so far "Gaza we are coming", "Egypt: The Other Homeland" and the testimonial "In The Footsteps of The Argonauts" about Pontus. Tzavaras works as a music teacher and composes music, having released four albums under the guise of his own name so far. They first collaborated in 1993 due to their involvement in Occasional Dream as core members, Tzavaras as guitarist and vocalist and Paxevanis as sound engineer of the band and have collaborated in a lot of cases until now.
Silent Move on facebook.com
Occasional Dream: info
Haruna Kawanishi: website
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Yiannis Paxevanis on facebook.com
Yiannis Paxevanis on soundcloud.com
Exandas Documentaries: website
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Vassilis Tzavaras' personal website
Vassilis Tzavaras' personal blog
Vassilis Tzavaras on facebook.com
Vassilis Tzavaras on soundcloud.com
Silent Move | in seven parts
4 + 1 | live at sfendoni