Silent Light Orchestra

August 26, 2021

Film
The light of Asia

Silent Light Orchestra is the name of a new musical formation consisting of members of the ensemble Trioglyzerin and the Ekkehard Wölk Quartet: Kristoff Becker (cello), Ulrich van der Schoor (sitar, theorbo), Ekkehard Wölk (piano) and Andrea Marcelli (tabla, percussion, bansuri).

Trioglyzerin has performed highly acclaimed accompanying music at the UFA Film Nights for many years now. In 2012, for example, the ensemble created the music for Fritz Lang’s Spione (SPIES), in  2013 for Geheimnisse des Orients (Secrets of the Orient), in 2015 and 2020 for Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed (The Adventures of Prince Achmed), in 2016 together with the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s JazzCombo for DIE BERGKATZE (The WILD Cat), and in 2018 for Sumurun.

Another successful venture was Ekkehard Wölk’s 2019 score to accompany MADAME DUBARRY– a winning fusion of baroque and jazz for whose performance he teamed up with the musicians of his quartet to form the Ensemble Ancien Régime.

In their jointly developed new film score for THE LIGHT OF ASIA, the musicians of the Silent Light Orchestra pay special attention to evoking oriental soundscapes, a field with which they are deeply familiar.

Film

The light of Asia

In opulent pictures and with musical accompaniment by the Silent Light Orchestra, this Oriental fairy tale tells the story of the Indian prince Siddhartha Gautama (Himansu Rai), who gives up his family, palace and earthly possessions and sets out on a long journey to find enlightenment. read more