Dennis James at San Franciso Silent Film Festival

Posted: 6/3/2009 8:51:00 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Dennis James will perform on the Wurlitzer organ and theremin for the soundtrack of "Aelita, Queen of Mars" at the San Franciso Film Festival, Saturday night, July 11th.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.silentfilm.org/event-home.html
Posted: 6/3/2009 12:27:57 PM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

A bit of additional info - Dennis James is a student of Clara Rockmore and owns an RCA Victor theremin restored by Bob Moog. See here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_James_(musician)).

I saw Aelita, Queen of Mars in the UK last year (Feb 24th) accompanied by Lydia Kavina (theremin) Alexei Borisov (electronics) and Sergei Letov (sax, flute.) See here (http://www.russianlondon.ru/newspaper/anons/expo/39629/).

In the same year (Feb 9th) it was screened in Philadelphia accompanied by Anthony Jay Ptak and others. See here (http://www.thereminworld.com/news.asp?s=685).

[i]Aelita[/i] is an early Russian sci-fi with Futurist sets, based on a novel of the same name by Tolstoy. (Aleksey Nikolayevich, not Leo.) See here (http://www.ce-review.org/00/1/kinoeye1_horton.html).


[b]Freedom for the workers of Mars![/b]

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