Thursday, February 28, 2013

Throne of Blood

Aubrey and I talked a little about Kurosawa's Throne of Blood in regards to music, and the intro of the piece. Can't find the intro on YouTube, but this bit (where the Witch first appears to "Macbeth" and "Banquo") is musically similar.

I also want to point to the Noh performance style of the Witch here and how it contrasts with the naturalism of the soldiers... creepy! This kind of separation is analogous to how I picture the Young Man / Old Man / Guardian (who are part of the myth), versus the musicians (who are of our world). If we are the congregants for this ceremony, they are the priests-- initiated into the mysteries of the ceremony, but not of it.

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