PhilaMOCA will screen FW Murnau’s Fuast. First released in 1926, the two hour film is German film-maker Murnau’s imagining of Goethe’s classic play. Over the years, the soundtrack of Faust has inspired many artists. In 1995, American composer Timothy released an original score for Faust for Kino Video. In 2002, Gorrilaz released a short, entrancing version of Faust.
The most recent rendering of the soundtrack happens later this month when PhilaMOCA hosts a new score for Faust. The score will feature everything from pop songs to mid-century avant-garde experimental music. Throughout the film, the score will alternatively accompany, oppose and contrast the film’s visual, exploring the role of music in the interpretation of film. The screening offers audiences a fresh look at an old classic.
Watch and listen to the original Faust below. Get more information on the screening on June 26th here.