Prince Achmed

Steven Kamperman • compositions, alto clarinet, melodica, drums; Hamid Reza Behzadian • harmonica, Indian guitar, lapsteel; Esat Ekincioğlu • double bass; Silent Movie ‘The adventures of Prince Achmed’ (1926) by Lotte Reiniger.

Steven Kamperman, Hamid Reza Behzadian, and Esat Ekincioğlu take you into the mysterious world of the Tales of 1001 Nights while accompanying the amazing silent movie ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ (1926, Lotte Reiniger). In this astonishing first 1 hour+ animation movie ever, all the characters are silhouettes, cut with scissors, moving against colorful backgrounds. From hauntingly beautiful melodies that evoke the allure of the Arabian desert to thunderous beats that accompany epic battles, the music transports you to a realm of wonder and fascination. Unleash your imagination and embark on a captivating journey like no other.

Interested in a concert? The group disposes of all the needed visual equipment.

Prince Achmed live in Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, March 31st, 2023