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Faust – eine deutsche Volkssage

Live stage music for the silent movie

Young Faust, Parma Duchess and Mephistofel. Faust by Murnau

Alexei Borisov/Sergey Letov duo ("Faust" soundtrack)

The joint project of Alexei Borisov (electronics) and Sergey Letov (saxophones, flute, bass clarinet, Akai EWI USB, nanoKorg) started in 1996. One of the first experiences for two musicians playing together has been live soundtracks for different silent movies and videoart. Live improvised soundtrack for silent movie "Faust – eine deutsche Volkssage" by F.W. Murnau (1926) became the most serious and global artistic project of Borisov/Letov duo. The "Faust" soundtrack (total time: 112 minutes) consists of two main components: abstract electronics of Borisov and free improvisations of Letov. Usually the soundtrack is also completed by digital and analog noise, minimal beats, elements of "music concrete", variations from jazz, classical music and folklore.
"Faust" with live music by Borisov/Letov duo was presented in Moscow, Samara, Volgograd, Saratov, Smolensk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, Arkhangelsk, Kazan, Cheboxary, Voronezh (all - Russia), Dniepropetrovsk (Ukraine), Berlin and Hamburg (Germany).

Technical rider:

6 jack inputs

1 XLR (phantom) input

microphone on the stand

table

PENTAGRAMMA (CD-R)

  1. Borisov & Letov. "Faust" in Ekaterinburg. 007 CD
    Soundtrack to a silent movie "Faust – eine deutsche Volkssage" by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1926). Recorded live at the Svedlovsk State Philharmonic Hall. June, 22 1999 

  2. "Faust". Borisov-Letov-Lipatov. Nizhny Novgorod, 1999 017 CD
    Soundtrack to a silent movie "Faust – eine deutsche Volkssage" by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1926). Recorded live at Nizhny Novgorod, April 1999

  3. "Faust" in Moscow. Alexei Borisov - Sergey Letov - Oleg Lipatov - Richard Norvila. Soundtrack to a silent movie "Faust – eine deutsche Volkssage" by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1926). Recorded live at The Central House of Artist in Moscow 024 CD

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Old Faust. Faust by Murnau

Sergey Letov playing music for Faust by F.W.Murnau. Photo by Lana Ishmuhametova

'Silent Movie - Live Music' Projects by Sergey Letov