Salt for Svanetia (newly commissioned score)

Alexander, P. , Lawson, G., Caribe, M., Garnett, P. and Nicolson, G. (2015) Salt for Svanetia (newly commissioned score). [Audio]

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Moishe’s Bagel bring their exhilarating blend of jazz inflected Eastern European and klezmer music to create a new score for Mikhail Kalatozov’s remarkable 1930 Soviet propaganda silent film Salt for Svanetia which recently took centre stage at the Bo’Ness Hippfest. Kalatozov’s visually striking and at times disturbing film originally promoted Soviet measures to modernise the isolated Svan people of the Caucasus Mountains in north-west Georgia and is a dramatic combination of ethnographic history and socialist realism. The evening will feature a full set from the band followed by the film screening after the interval. Moishe’s Bagel are Phil Alexander (keyboards), Greg Lawson (violin), Mario Caribe (bass) Pete Garnett (accordion), and Guy Nicolson (percussion). “With its quirky rhythms and off-kilter harmonies, the music was a striking, Prokofiev-meets-Nyman counterpart to the bizarre images in Mikhail Kalatozov’s remarkable film” (The Scotsman) Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2015 Tour. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Screening material courtesy of Flicker Alley and the Blackhawk Films Collection.

Item Type:Audio
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alexander, Dr Philip
Authors: Alexander, P., Lawson, G., Caribe, M., Garnett, P., and Nicolson, G.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
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