Egged On by Music
Cinemaximiliaan started as a pop-up cinema in the Maximiliaan Park in Brussels. What started with a small film projector, grew into a dynamic cultural organisation by and for newcomers. Now, they conquer the big stages in Flanders. The film concert Egged On by Music brings together top musicians from all over the world: from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria to Western Europe. Together they bring a strong live score to the silent film Egged On from 1926. The experimental soundtrack mixes pop, jazz and rock with oriental influences. Egged On, from slapstick legend Charley Bowers, acts as the backbone of this concert. In this movie, the main character tries to build a machine to make unbreakable eggs. Egged On by Music thus becomes a groundbreaking adventure, both cinematographically and musically.
Egged On by Music is the closing act of the Theaterfestival and the opening of the season for Monty.
Join us after the concert at the long table. Cinemaximiliaan and Monty will cook a heart-warming
meal for you. Included in the price, no separate reservation required.
Film Egged On | Charley Bowers | Comedy Short | USA, 1926 | copy Lobster Films, Paris | With Simon Ho (rhodes), Hussein Rassim (oud), Saif Al-Qaissy (tabla and vocal), Walaa Saad (oud and vocal), Arezoo Alimomen (percussion and vocal), Ananta Roosens (viollon), Teuk Henri (acoustic guitar), Mostafa Taleb (kamancheh), Hayder Abood (percussion), Adrien Behbodi Sakha (cello), Emma Heijink (piano), Annemie Osborne (cello), Shahriar Sharifpoor (santur), Vera Cavallin (harp) | Composition & musical direction Simon Ho and Emma Heijink Production team Reza Panahi, Batul Hossini, Lubnan Al-Wazny, Ayman Al-Tawil, Bahzad Salhe, Abbas Alsajwari, Louay Daboos, Ebrahim Neissi, Solmaz Gharehdaghi, Omar Al Samarai, Abdulrahman Aljassem, Abdullah Fakhri | production & programmation Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens, Cinemaximiliaan | with the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscomissie