Ordered by Le Printemps de Septembre French contemporary art festival, and Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain (Paris) this show joins together the instrumental group NLF 3 and unfinished masterpiece by Eisenstein, "Que Viva Mexico.
psychelectronica instrumental, cinematic rock
This fictional documentary recalls the history of the Indians of Mexico, from the origins to the revolution of 1910, through several episodes. The shooting of this film was ordered by The Paramount to Eisenstein at the time of his stay in Hollywood at the end of the years 1920. It was quickly stopped for financial reasons. Forced to get back to Russia, Eisenstein left behind him the whole of the rushes and did not have any more access to them until his death in 1948. It is only in 1979 that the film was shown, thanks to the great work done by former Eisenstein assistant Gregori Alexandrov. He delivered a version of the film that respected the intentions of the great director.
The instrumental group nlf3 started their activity playing improvised performances as accompaniment on experimental silent film screenings in 1999. On disc and in concert, the musical briefs landscapes of the group recreate cinematographic environments. They are keen on melting psychedelic loops, underground rock, Brazilian rhythms and afro-jazz sonorities.
This order is the occasion for the group to apply its meticulous compositions to the one of the masterpieces of the pre-war period cinema.
Oct 2010 release of NLF 3 new album (5th) Beautiful Is The Way To The World Beyond, a new musical territory between Berlin electronic Krautrock and the tropical heat of eternal Afro Beat orchestra
3 musicians: guitar/synth + bass + drums and 1 sound engineer, travels from Paris