Herschel 36 Album Launch: Wunder Der Schöpfung
Glasgow Jazz Festival presents the electronic duo Herschel 36 as they launch their album, Astrophysik, with a live performance of their critically acclaimed electronic soundtrack to the extraordinary 1925 German silent film, Wunder Der Schöpfung.
Part documentary and part fantasy, the film offers a unique insight into human knowledge about the world and the universe in the 1920's and has been given a new lease of life by the addition of this modern score which combines dark, improvised electronic soundscapes with live drumming, spiralling synth melodies and intense musical spontaneity. The score was originally commissioned by Hippfest Festival of Silent Cinema in 2016 with funding from Film Hub Scotland and the album was recorded over several live performances during their UK tour the same year.
"Their score was one of the best musical accompaniments I've heard. Their supremely confident but loose score fitted the film beautifully, helping to create the right sense of scale and forward motion"
- BFI Sight and Sound magazine
"Thrilling. A bold but beautifully judged reappraisal of a ground-breaking move"
- The Scotsman
"Just stunning... And the electronic score by duo Herschel 36 was superb."
- Silent Film Calendar
Herschel 36 is made up of Stuart Brown (drums/electronics) and Paul Harrison (keyboard/electronics). www.herschel36.com
This event is for over-18s only. If you're lucky enough to look under the age of 25 we'll ask you for ID when you arrive, so please bring some with you to avoid disappointment.