Playful electronica, spheric ambient sounds, experimental indie pop: With their numerous albums and diverse projects crossing the boundaries of various musical genres, the globally celebrated band múm has never fit into prevalent categories. On 13 and 14 February, the Icelanders return to Berlin as a trio in order to present a special silent film concert in the context of the series of UM:LAUT: Together with the percussionist Samuli Kosminen, the founding members of múm, Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Smárason, perform an improvised live score to “People on Sunday”, a masterpiece of silent film at RADIALSYSTEM V.
The semi-documentary film, which is rarely screened these days, was already considered a milestone of cinema shortly after its release in 1930 – and also served as a springboard to Hollywood for its makers a Billy Wilder, Edgar Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann and the Siodmak brothers. For this classic, a vivid portrait of Berlin and its young inhabitants by the end of the 1920s, a film score never existed. In most cases the screenings of the film were accompanied with songs by Marlene Dietrich.
Therefore it is high time the electronica and post- rock explorers of múm dedicate themselves to this contemporary document in the city of its creation in the frame of two unique concert evenings on the shores of the Spree River.
múm plays ‘Menschen am Sonntag’
Saturday & Sunday 13-14 February 2015 | Doors 19:00 | Start 20:00
RADIALSYSTEM V | Holzmarktstr. 33 | 10243 Berlin\Friedrichshain