Strike! (S. Eisenstein, 1925)
First performed for the British Library’s Propaganda: Power & Persuasion exhibition, we bring Eisenstein’s powerful and experimental portrayal of a strike in pre-Soviet Russian factory to life with an orchestra of sound effects, brass & other instruments, with excerpts of Prokofiev and Shostakovitch played by BSO violinist & Soviet Cinema specialist, Jack Maguire. Experience the revolutionary editing techniques which would go on to shape cinematography for the first time with this equally innovative live score.
Strike! with live score (Q & A / introductory talk options) is available for booking until the end of 2020.