Voice Choices

SILENT NIGHT

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For tonight’s return of the Silent Films/Live Music series to the Winter Garden, platinum-blond filmmaker Jim Jarmusch’s noise-rock trio SQÜRL will supply droning, feedback-driven soundtracks to four 1920s surrealist silent films — Le Retour à la Raison, Emak-Bakia, Les Mystères du Chateau du Dé, and L’Étoile de Mer — by visual artist Man Ray. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia, and raised in Williamsburg, Paris-based Man Ray pioneered a style of avant-garde cinema that mixed unexpected juxtapositions with shadowy photograms he called “rayographs.” The series continues tomorrow with Spanish director Pablo Berger’s 2013 black-and-white silent hit Blancanieves (Snow White), whose romantic score will be performed live by the composer and the Wordless Music Orchestra. Programs will repeat on February 19 and 20.

Tue., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., 2015