LARVA (10) ‎– La Jetée [1962/2016]

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Released in three deluxe box set editions:
● Darkroom Edition
● Museum Edition
● Endless Edition

The second release from Ondes Positive’s in-house band LARVA.

Recorded live at Flatpack Film Festival [UK] in April 2016, LARVA's re-scoring of Chris Marker's experimental 1962 Science Fiction short sets out to re-frame the film from existential romance to abyssal fugue.

The soundtrack is scored, in part, for a new instrument, created specifically for this project: The Glass Chroma-Harp. Based on the Glass Armonica, a classical instrument invented by Benjamin Franklin in the 18th Century, the Chroma-Harp uses glass, water and analogue tape delay to create a unique multi-timbral sound which is in keeping with the film's disturbing fatalism.
The Chroma-Harp is intonated in a colour sequence rather than with scaled notes, and the player must use intuition and improvisation in their approach.

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