For Passover 2021 which began on March 27, the artists Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips and Scott Amendola have teamed up with Reboot to create a score to Ten Commandments. The score serves to reimagine the classic exodus tale, with the silent film being released 100 years ago. Last year, the artists created a score for part one of The Ten Commandments.
CEO of Reboot, David Katznelson explains, “Watching the score done by these incredible modern artists brings this 100-year-old film to life in exciting ways…the trio are able to materialize the drama and depth of one of the greatest stories ever told and make it feel real and visceral for our 21st-century eyes and ears.” He goes on to say, “Using the greatest artists of the day to bring something like The Ten Commandments to life for new generations to connect with is exactly what Reboot was created to do.”
Watch “The Ten Commandments” rescored here:
The score moves with the story, following Moses out of Egypt and into the desert to receive The Ten Commandments. Entrancing and dynamic, the music adds a new layer to the 1923 film, capturing the moving and emotional story.
Reboot is hosting a virtual “Ideas Conversation” with the artists on March 30, which will be moderated by filmmaker and producer Liz Nord. Later this year, the score will be pressed and released on vinyl.
Frontman of the Flaming Lips Wayne Coin recently shared
The Flaming Lips recently released a music video for their song “At The Movies On Quaaludes,” and announced an additional night of their space bubble concert in Oklahoma City. Tickets for the first night of the concert sold out in minutes, prompting the group to keep adding more due to popular demand.
Regarding the band’s space bubble shows, frontman of The Flaming Lips, Wayne Coin shared in an interview with mxdwn, “I was just amazed at how great it all went and then suddenly there we go, we’re getting up to play in the space bubble. I really could not quite believe it. But then it all is happening so fast. You start a song and you know it sort of just goes and then you’re on to the next song or whatever.” He went on to say, “As time got away from it and it didn’t seem like anything bad was going to happen, I started to be able to be like this is great, this is really cool and maybe this is a way that we could do more shows like this. So it wasn’t until really a few days afterward that I was getting the real impact of what was happening.”
Los Lobos played a drive-in concert with Tower of Power in September of 2020, where fans could enjoy the music from the comfort of their own vehicles. The show was part of Ventura County Fairgrounds’ “Concerts In Your Car” series.
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