January 10th, 2009 5:33 pm | by ALISTAIR ROCKOFF News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, Multnomah County, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP, CLEAN UP

Trailer of the Week: The Silence Before Bach

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The Willamette Week staff have offered a few recommendations for the Northwest Film Center's 26th annual Reel Music Fest starting this weekend. May I suggest Pere Portabella's well-received film The Silence Before Bach (8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 21). Portabella has captured Bach's music in performance pieces ranging from the historical to the modern (think a subway car plus a phalanx of cellos). In the following trailer, organist Christian Brembeck plays old J.S. himself in a performance of the Prelude in A Minor, at Bach's original hangout of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Hardcore.
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The Silence Before Bach plays at the Whitsell Auditorium, 8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 21, on a double-bill with Ken Russell's The Planets by Gustav Holst at 7 pm.
Image from The Silence Before Bach
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