Almost a century later, in 2013, Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was compelled to write a score for the film, fusing traditional silent-film piano accompaniments with brusque strings and creeping electric guitar to bring its spirit to life.
Maudite soit la guerre 'reminds us how valuable, fragile and finite life is' says Neuwirth.
As part of the 2018 Armistice commemorations, come and share in this poignant and startling depiction of war, with Neuwirth’s heart-rending score bringing it firmly into the 21st century.
‘Exquisitely played by the ensemble, Neuwirth’s music fades as though blurred by time and tears.’ ***** The Times on London Sinfonietta’s performance of Maudite soit la guerre at Aldeburgh Festival 2017
RepertoireOlga Neuwirth: Maudite soit la guerre (War Requiem) - film score to the 1914 silent film by Alfred Machin