SOUND:TRACKS – LOKE RAHBEK & FREDERIK VALENTIN: 'SANS SOLEIL' LIVE-SCORE
Chris Marker’s boundary-pushing masterpiece ‘Sans soleil’ is brought to life with a new score by two of the foremost exponents of the last decade’s underground music.
With a background in boundary-pushing rock and industrial music, Rahbek and Valentin’s artistic pairing culminated in soul-searching melancholy with their latest collaborative album, 2020’s ‘Elephant’, which is made for daydreaming – or for the perfect documentary. A good bet is Chris Marker’s ‘Sans soleil’, for which the duo have chosen to compose new music. The film is now recognised as a masterpiece in challenging the documentary concept. With travel-essayist image streams from Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Paris and Iceland, among other places, and a fictionalised exchange of letters, a stream of consciousness is created between the camera and our unseen hero.