Gary Lucas plays The Golem


Just to show that jazz and rock musicians can come up with effective scores for silent films, here’s another great favourite of mine, jazz/experimental guitarist Gary Lucas, accompanying Der Golem (1920), which tells of a rabbi in medieval Prague creating a clay monster to save the Jews of the ghetto from annihilation. The score is by Lucas and Walter Horn, and Lucas’ interest in Jewish themes clearly informs his intense reading in this five minute extract.

Find out more about the music and the screenings that have taken place from Lucas’ website, which includes further sound extracts.

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