Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
dir. Benjamin Christensen
US TITLE: WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES
Stills from Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)
Benjamin Christensen, Haxan (1922)
Matti Bye Ensemble - Häxan - a live soundtrack to the 1922 film (a.k.a. Witchcraft Through the Ages) by Benjamin Christensen
This soundtrack to the cult 1926 silent Swedish film, HÄXAN, is from a live recording at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival in 2010. It’s an appropriately moody and mysterious blend of real instrumentation (piano, violin, organ, glockenspiel, musical saw) and electronic treatments. Perfectly suited to this dark and twisted film, it will transport you to the magic and madness of the Medieval witch hunts.
HÄXAN - Soundtrack from a live recording from The San Francisco Silent Film Festival in 2010.
Matti Bye - Piano and live electronics
Laura Naukkarinen (Lau Nau) - Voice and electronics
Lotta Johansson - Violin, electric violin and musical saw
Kristian Holmgren - Pumporgan
Music composed and performed by Matti Bye Ensemble
This is pretty much me and my sleep paralysis demon at this point:
It’s December 12th, so it’s time for my annual “Advent” calendar of sorts. This is Number 12 in a series of bits of holiday nonsense that I’ve put together over the years. If I have time, I may try to come up with a few more this year.
My albums selection for the next week ...and oh tumblr can you bring back my blog to normal? I didn’t post explicit stuff!!
- Hüma Utku - The Psychologist
- Merzbow - Musick For Screen
- Throbbing Gristle – Heathen Earth
- Post Industrial Band Of Chaos Boo Boo – Cibum Legentis
- Black Sand Desert - Black Sand Desert
- Lacustre - Votre Utopie Est Notre Dystopie
- Invivo – B.B.B.
- Die Produkt – Heretic
- Häxan - Rains
- Depression Embrace - Mournfull
Jack Sargeant, editor. Abraxas: International Journal of Esoteric Studies, Special Issue #2: The Luminous Screen: The Influence of the Esoteric in Cinema. Fulgur Esoterica, 2014. Paperback edition. 128 pages.
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