• live music performed to Tod Browning’s classic silent film “the Unknown (1927)”
• LFM score including music by Ravel, Granados and DeFalla
• violin and 2 guitars
• duration: 50 minutes
Wonderfully bizarre, the 1927 silent film “The Unknown” stars Lon Chaney as an armless knife thrower for the circus and a young Joan Crawford as his love object. Les Frères Méduses composed a new score for the film and perform it live alongside guest violinist Will Fedkenheuer (North American territory) and Jennifer Choi (European territory).
It premiered to a sold-out audience of 500 at the Laguna Gloria in Austin,Texas and was nomination for best Chamber Music Performance of 2013* by the Austin Critics Table Awards Committee.
The Unknown score was co-commissioned in 2012 by the Austin Classical Guitar Society and the Alamo Draft House. Duration: 50 minutes.
“the event proved to be a clever and refreshing diversion from the usual classical music concert.” **
“Guitarists Randall Avers and Benoît Albert perfectly captured the twisted (but now retro-funny) drama of director Tod Browning’s rather demented tale, blending in the gypsy jazz sounds, references to the classical guitar repertoire, a few flamenco stylings and plenty of neo-Impressionist mood.” **
* the Austin Chronicle
** At the Premiere – Jeanne Claire van Ryzin – Austin 360