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 that premiered at London’s Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall. In 2016, Marc re-worked his score for solo guitar, which premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in Medillin, Colombia. He will be performing solo for this screening.
Marc Ribot (pronounced REE-bow) is one of the great eclectic, electric guitarists. Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1954, as a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984 to 1989 of John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others.
Ribot has released over 20 albums under his own name over a 35-year career, exploring everything from the pioneering jazz of Albert Ayler with his group Spiritual Unity (Pi Recordings) to the Cuban son of Arsenio Rodríguez, producing two critically acclaimed releases with Atlantic Records under Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos. His avant power trio/post-rock band, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog (Pi Recordings), continues the lineage of his earlier experimental no-wave/punk/noise albums, Rootless Cosmopolitans (Island Antilles) and Shrek (Tzadik). Marc’s solo recordings include Marc Ribot Plays The Complete Works of Frantz Casseus (Les Disques Du Crepuscule), John Zorn’s The Book of Heads (Tzadik), Don’t Blame Me (DIW), Saints (Atlantic), and Exercises in Futility (Tzadik).
SAT JAN 26 | 8PM | 22, $19 MEMBERS (+$3 At the door)