Alex Smoke scores Faust

GMFF presents

Alex Smoke scores Faust

Fri 18 Feb 2011 | 6.30pm | £7.50/£6

N.B. This is a film screening (not a live performance) taking place at the GFT. Suitable for ages 12+

In this epic tale of a wager between God and Satan, Satan sends Mephisto to tempt Faust, a learned alchemist with the cure for a terrible plague ravaging his country. Faust yields as Mephisto offers more and more. By the end, Faust is willing to give Mephisto anything, even his soul.

This is the premiere of F. W. Murnau’s incredible film Faust with a new semi-classical score for string quintet and electronics by Alex Smoke. It features the Scottish Ensemble performing the classical elements of the score and a multitude of electronic elements, employing cutting edge techniques to weave in hidden references and meaning.