Dance Film Competition
Closing Program (St. Petersburg):
Boris Barnet "Dom na Trubnoi"
live peformance of original score by Alexei
Aigui and ensemble
St. Petersburg Premiere!!!
November 19, 2004, 19:00, St. Petersburg
is one of the first Russian composers who began to experiment
with composing soundscores for the masterpieces of silent cinema.
He was the first who attmpted to write and perform the entire
soundtrack for the legendary film “Metropolis” by
Fritz Lang. Later on, Aigui began to work with the Russian silent
cinema considering its abundance of wonderful and rarely screened
works. Among them is “House
on Trubnaya place” by Boris Barnet (1928).
Bordering between propaganda and comics, this film is full of
formalist findings. These findings make “House on Trubnaya
place ” withstand the times and stay contemporary to our
days. It is truly an avant-garde work of art. Russian Television
Channel ORT commissioned Aleksei Aigui to create a soundtrack
for this film. Aigui wrote an original score, released a video
version of the film and has been touring with it in Europe,
however, never in St. Petersburg. KINODANCE is honored to welcome
Alexei Aigui and his ensemble 4:33 in St. Petersburg for the
closing evening of the festival.