Wednesday, August 21, 2013

NE Ohio artists re-scoring silent film

[Press release from Akron Film+Pixel.]

Akron Film+Pixel will premiere a version of the 1924 silent sci-fi classic AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS with a new score created by Northeast Ohio songwriters. Over twenty musicians have contributed to this project, each filling a 3 to 4 minute segment of the film. Their work will be edited into AELITA and screened in the Main Auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Main Library on August 24th at 8:00 pm.

The project is the second installment of its kind, following the new score for the early German horror classic THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI produced by local musicians in 2012.

"Last year's musical interpretations of DR. CALIGARI sounded awesome.  We're very excited to see what everyone comes up with for AELITA," said Jacob Trombetta, the project's creator.

ShiSho, The May Company, Relaxer and The Speedbumps are a few of the artists who are contributing to this year's film. The full list of participating artists is included below.

AELITA: QUEEN OF MARS will premiere with the new soundtrack at the Akron-Summit County Main Library on Saturday, August 24th. The event is open to the public and admission is $5. Advance tickets can be purchased at

Contributing musicians include:
The May Company
Jacob Trombetta
Keith Freund
Chris Edwards
The Speedbumps
Kevin Coral
Jennifer Court
Corey Farrow
James Bryan Parks
Karl Vorndran
Cory Sheldon
Gabe Schray
Brad Thorla
Molluskrat Sound
Keith Aukeman
Scott Moses
Light of the Loon
The Baker's Basement
Bo Bishop
Nick Spolarich

About Akron Film+Pixel:
Since 2008, the nonprofit Akron Film+Pixel has presented contemporary and classic film screenings, workshops, filmmaking contests, and new media exhibits, partnering with venues such as the Akron Art Museum, Akron-Summit County Public Library, and Summit Artspace. More upcoming events can be found at

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