Genre: Ensemble work for silent film
Description: A complete score to the famous silent film Battleship Potemkin (1925) by the Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein.
For ensemble 1 flute (=piccolo), 1 b-flat clarinet (=clarinet in a), 1 horn in f, 1 trumpet in b-flat (=trumpet in c), 1 percussion, 1 piano, 1 violoncello, 1 double bass, plus electronic sound (pre-recorded, four channel)
Duration: 75 Minutes
This work is intended to be performed as a live accompaniment to Eisenstein’s film Battleship Potemkin (1925). It seeks to connect the film’s collision of montage and epic structure with fast moving, multi-layered music in equally bold paragraphs. Additionally, the score uses modern technology in order to approach the ideal of film and music synchronisation, which Eisenstein described as a ‘symphony of machines’ in his notes on this film.
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Ensemble silent film