SILENT FILM SCORES
composed by
JEAN HASSE

How it Feels to be Run Over , rehearsed by the Palace Band, Phoenix Cinema

How it Feels to be Run Over, rehearsed by the Palace Band, Phoenix Cinema

Counterpoise rehearsing  The Devilish Tenant,  Feb 2017

Counterpoise rehearsing The Devilish Tenant, Feb 2017

Visiting La Fondation Jerome Seydoux-Pathe, Paris

Visiting La Fondation Jerome Seydoux-Pathe, Paris

Viewing silent films on the BFI’s Steinbeck machine, 2009

Viewing silent films on the BFI’s Steinbeck machine, 2009

THE '?' MOTORIST 
(1906, R W Paul, Dir., 2.5 min.) for wind ensemble/band
Premiere: 10 December 2017, London, Phoenix Cinema, Palace Band, cond. David Morris

HOW IT FEELS TO BE RUN OVER 
(1900, Cecil M Hepworth, Dir., 1 min.) for wind ensemble/band
Premiere: 10 December 2017, London, Phoenix Cinema, Palace Band, cond. George Sleightholme

ARTHEME SWALLOWS HIS CLARINET
(Arthème avale sa clarinett) 
(1912, Ernest Servaès, Dir., 4.5 min.) for wind ensemble/band
Premiere: 10 December 2017, London, Phoenix Cinema, Palace Band, cond. Stephanie Reeve
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Version for violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano
Premiere:
 27 February 2017, Luton, by ensemble Counterpoise

THE DEVILISH TENANT (Le Locataire diabolique) 
(1909, Georges Méliès, Dir., 7.5 min.)
for violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano
Premiere:
 27 February 2017, Luton, by ensemble Counterpoise

RICHARD WAGNER (The Life and Works of Richard Wagner) 
(1913, Carl Froelich, Dir., 96 min.)
Premiered at the Barbican Centre, London, Cinema 1, 
12 January 2014. Part of 'Wagner 200' / Jean Hasse, piano 

MOLYBDENUM MYSTERY 
(2011, Charlie Blackfield, Dir., 4 min.)
for University of Bristol/Bristol Isotope Group  View film on Vimeo 

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
(1928, James Watson, Director, 13 min.)
Premiered by ensemble Counterpoise (violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano) 
Performances: 
Premiere: 29 March 2010, Kings Place, London
17 May 2010, Univ. of Hertfordshire; 21 May, Kingston University, London;
29 September 2013, Kings Place, London; 6 November 2013, Victoria Rooms, Bristol 
Reviews and more information here
View film on YouTube
US premiere: 1 Nov 2018 with ensemble Density512, Jacob Schnitzer, cond., Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX
(flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, cello, piano)

ALL THE HUES OF NATURE: COLOUR FILM AND RESTORATION
A presentation that included the following films, accompanied by Jean: 
L'Inferno (1911, Italy), Filettes de Bretagne (1909, France), 
Prekrasnaya Lyukanida (1912, Russia), The Open Road (1925, UK), 
Hilversum (1938, Netherlands), Zeeland en Hilversum (1939), 
Grande Fete du Cinquantenaire de Yokohama, Japanese Festival (France, 1909)
- Jean Hasse, piano, new scores composed/improvised live to 7 films 
(also including percussion ensemble in 3 films) 
Premiere: 10 July 2009, Bristol, Arnolfini Contemporary Arts Centre

THE RAT
(1925, Graham Cutts, Director, 1 hr 20 min.)
Jean Hasse (piano), Jack Beecroft (accordion), Emma Tenison (clarinet) 
Premiere: 30 November 2008, Bristol, Arnolfini Contemporary Arts Centre

GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST (Vormittagsspuk) 
(1928, Hans Richter, Director, 7 min.)
Premiered by ensemble Counterpoise (violin, trumpet, saxophone, piano) 
Performances: 
Premiere: 25 April 2008, Nottingham
14 November, South Hampstead High School - 23 November, Fitzwilliam College Auditorium, Cambridge
25 November, St George's Brandon Hill, Bristol - 21 January (2009), Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York
18 February, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland View film on YouTube

MABEL'S DRAMATIC CAREER 
(1913, Mack Sennett, Director, 15 min)
Jean Hasse, piano
Premiere: 11 March 2008, Birds Eye View Festival, BFI/NFT London

FAUST 
(1926, F.W. Murnau, Director, 1 hr 46 min.)
Premiered by the South West Ensemble (CoMA South West and Bristol-based players) - 
flute, clarinet, alto sax, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, electric keyboard, percussion, strings / John Traill, conductor 
Performances: 13 October 2007 Victoria Rooms, Bristol and 21 October Barbican Centre, London More information on Faust

The ‘?’ Motorist , rehearsed by the Palace Band at the Phoenix Cinema, Dec 2017

The ‘?’ Motorist, rehearsed by the Palace Band at the Phoenix Cinema, Dec 2017

Piano at Barbican Centre’s Cinema 1, before the  Richard Wagner  silent film screening, Jan 2014

Piano at Barbican Centre’s Cinema 1, before the Richard Wagner silent film screening, Jan 2014

The ‘young’ Devil waking ‘young’ Faust.

The ‘young’ Devil waking ‘young’ Faust.

Faust: Sample page (w/free notation). Click to enlarge.