Aelita – Queen Of Mars (1924) is a magic treasure of vintage cinema. Aelita was the first Soviet science-fiction film, and also the first film to depict life on another planet. With its impressive constructivist sets and costumes, Aelita introduced fantastical elements and tropes still echoing in current sci-fi.
The music for Aelita is built from samples and sounds of later Soviet sci-fi production from 1936 to 1989, in effect having Aelita’s “children” as a sound-design and musical tool. The score also uses musical techniques and devices from modernist composers and productions contemporary of director Protazanov.
The soundtrack was released as a stand-alone album on Feb 17th, 2017.
Production: Cinemateket USF, Cinemateket, Made.