L'Étoile de Mer
for ensemble, 2015

Live music on Man Ray's film L'étoile de mer.

Premiere October 12 and 13. For more information click here.

Rather than preserve the original work (by composing background music to the fluid flow of the film), my intention was to create a dialogue between sound and image to enhance the silent film with my own perspective and thereby give it a new meaning that Man Ray could not have contemplated. I was influenced by the fact that Robert Desnos, who wrote the poem “L’Étoile de mer,” died in 1945 in Terezín. I have “cut out” characteristic music-sound passages to accompany the images in a disparate context with the objective to imprint information on the fate of the poet and his work.

photo - Dana Cabanová- Jewish Museum Prague

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