Kría Brekkan & The Fall of the House of Usher
Dir.: Jean Epstein | | 90 min
Live music and silent films are a well-known cocktail. But PIX has a tradition of bringing together film and music in constellations which are surprising and add something new to both art forms. This year, we are presenting the Icelandic artist and composer Kría Brekkan, who will play his original score live to Jean Epstein's work of genius from 1928, 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. Kristín Anna Valtysdóttir has been a crucial voice in the Icelandic arts and underground scene throughout the past decade, and she is possible best known as the front woman of the Icelandic band múm, which defined an entirely new sound with its electronic-acoustic click'n'cut compositions. After leaving múm, she has mostly performed solo under the name Kría Brekkan, but she has also worked together with bands such as Animal Collective. At LiteraturHaus, she is accompanied by the Icelandic musician iAi, and together they shroud Epstein's mesmerising, impressionistic images in an experimental track for vocals and prepared grand piano. This rarely shown film is Jean Epstein's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story about a man who is obsessed with his lover and the creation of his own image of her. The film is borne by haunting, misty landscapes and abstractions, and is projected tonight in a beautifully crackling 16mm print.
The pre-sale will close at 8 PM.
Tickets in the door, DKK 140,-