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Eye on Sound: Aelita


Yakov Protazanov / SUHH, 1924 / 60 min.

The futurism of the first Soviet science fiction blockbuster inspired pianist Helena Basilova and sound designer Salvador Breed’s new, interdisciplinary project. This vision of the future from the past is transformed into a bewitching, timeless dream by a new, electro-acoustic score that will be performed live.

Poster Aelita
1921, Moscow. Driven by a fascination for the universe and marital jealousy, an engineer enamoured with the revolution let’s his imagination get the better of him. He believes the Queen of Mars is trying to contact him using mysterious radio signals.

Tickets are on sale from Muziekgebouw, where this screening takes place.

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Yakov Protazanov

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60 min.


live music, English

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Eye on Sound

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