In October 2021 Helena Basilova and Salvador Breed created a new live-score to one of Sovjet first Sci-Fi Movies: Aelita Queen of Mars, by director Yakov Protazanov (1924).
THE 1924 FILM ‘AELITA’ FUNDAMENTALLY SHAPED THE GENRE OF SCI-FI MOVIES
‘ While humankind’s great and ancient myths and legends still tell of how we are tied to Fate and of a past world of gods and spirits, technology and outer space take their place in more recent fantastic literature, namely sci-fi. One could be forgiven thinking that where we once invented the gods, so that they could create and subjugate us, now we ourselves have created technology, so that it can equally delight and frighten us .’ Shirn Mag– read more
First performance: October 17th 2021 16:00 in Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam