Battleship Potemkin

Music for cinema 2017

potemkin3-marinaiwBATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (1925)

Бронено́сец «Потёмкин»

directed by Sergej Michajlovič Ėjzenštejn
screenplay by Nina Agadžanova-Šutko, Sergej Michajlovič Ėjzenštejn – cinematography by Eduard Tisse, scenes by Vasili Rachals
starring Alexandre Antonov, Vladimir Barskij, Grigori Aleksandrov, Levchenko Repnikova, Alexandre Levshin, Andrei Fajt, Ivan Bobrov, Marusov, Michail Gomarov

duration 68′
first movie projection Moscow, December 24, 1925, Bolshoi Theatre

Soundtrack by Edison Studio

music and sound design Luigi Ceccarelli, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Alessandro Cipriani and Vincenzo Core
voices Andrey Maslenkin and Svetlana Kevral – double bass Giacomo Piermatti – electric guitar Vincenzo Core
extra foley Paolo Frati and Simone Frati, mixing and mastering 5.1 Edison Studio, encoding DTS Filippo Bussi, Tweedle, Attigliano
thanks to Maurizio Argentieri and Giulio Latini for their cooperation.

Edison Studio production

logoSIAE nw-picc bianco03with the support of Società Italiana Autori ed Editori for the project “SIAE – classici di oggi”

and Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna

live performances

October 25, 2017 – Napoli (Italy), Cinema Astra, Associazione Alessandro Scarlatti, Scarlatti Contemporanea
January 28, 2018 – Cagli (Italy), teatro comunale
January 29, 2018 – Rovereto (Italy), MART, Museum of Modern Art
June 13, 2018 – Ravenna, Teatro Rasi, Ravenna Festival
October 13 – 2018, Matera, Casa Cava Auditorium, MA/IN 2018, Matera Intermedia Festival, Matera 2019
November 11, 2018, Roma, Maxxi – Auditorium, Romaeuropa Festival
November 30, 2018 – Firenze, Tempo Reale Festival 2018 – Suono Vivo, Teatro Cantiere Florida
July 30, 2019 – Moscow (Russia), Multimedia Hall of the electroacoustic Music Center of the Moscow Conservatory
December 6, 2019 – Moscow (Russia) – XVI Festival “Autumn in Moskow”, Auditorium of the  Center of the Russian Composers

 BUY the DVD

“Battleship Potemkin” is published on DVD with Edison Studio soundtrack by “Cineteca di Bologna”

Year: 2017
2 Dvd with booklet (68’+119’ / 80 pp.)
price: 19.90 16.90 €

by  Ejzenštejn, Sergej (Eisenstein, Sergej)

with double audio track
– soundtrack by Edison Studio (DTS 5.1 e stereo)
– original musica by Edmund Maisel


In this DVD a new wonderful restoration of the original version of The Battleship Potëmkin is presented with a double audio track, including the original music by Edmund Meisel (1925) and the music by Edison Studio (2017).

The work by Edison Studio composers offers a re-interpretation of the movie through the fusion of music, voices in Russian language, electroacoustic and environmental sounds unveiling athmospheres, senses and secret rhythms of Ejzenštejn’s masterpiece.

For the composition of the new original soundtrack Edison Studio composers have studied Ėjzenštejn’s complex editing techniques, his theories about audiovisual montage and the various visual rhythm types he used in his movie.

It’s a complex and dense soundtrack, which aims at rendering the power of the faces expressions, of gestures, of suspensions, accelerations, symbols, internal and external rhythms, and of the deeply human dimension in which the action of masses and people unravels. Music and sound intertwine in counterpoint with the visual editing in various ways in the 5 acts of the film, re-inventing its audiovisual form in a contemporary way.