Aelita: Queen of Mars
"Aelita: Queen of Mars" (1924) (Live score) 90mins.
Said to be the first full-length science fiction movie ever made, this influential film about space travel by the Soviet filmmaker Yakov Protazanov is re-imagined by avant guitarist Marc Ribot with a new score premiered at London’s Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall and recorded live and released on the composer’s album Shoe String Sympnonettes for the Tzadik’s Film Series.
In 2016, Marc re-worked his score for solo guitar which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Medillin, Colombia.
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