Sep 04, 2014
Richie Hawtin Scores 1928 Silent Film

Techno titan Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, is giving classic film a modern spin by scoring the 1929 silent French film Brumes d’automne.

The short film, Brumes d’automne (Autumn Mists), is directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff. The project is part of an upcoming exhibition helmed by French director Bertrand Bonello. Hawtin’s score, alongside arrangements from Bonello and Singaporean composer Diana Soh, will give viewers the chance to experience the classic film in a different light by replacing the original music from Paul Devred with more modern pieces. Bonello’s hope is that Hawtin’s alternative arrangement will give new life to the footage and inspire filmgoers to approach classic movies from a different perspective. He had this to say with the announcement:

What would we see differently if the music was different?

Twelve minutes in black and white, dating from 1928. Some leaves in the sky, reflections in the water of a lake, a letter burning in a fireplace, a few drops of rain, Nadia Sibirskaya’s eyes full of tears. This film is a breathtaking beauty, an emotion that few words can explain.

The film’s premiere is set to take place Sept. 19 at Centre Pompidou in Paris. This is the second major passion project for Hawtin this year. In June, he treated fans to EX, the first Plastikman album in 11 years recorded live at the Guggenheim in New York City.

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