Exclusive soundtrack for “At Land” (1944) – Maya Deren

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At Land (1944) is a 15-minute silent experimental film written, directed by, and starring Maya Deren. It has a dream-like narrative in which a woman, played by Deren, is washed up on a beach and goes on a strange journey encountering other people and other versions of herself. Deren once said that the film is about the struggle to maintain one’s personal identity.

The composer John Cage and the poet and film critic Parker Tyler were involved in making the film, and appear in the film, which was shot at Amagansett, Long Island.

Empusae created a genuine soundtrack to accompany this silent film. The music should be seen as an experiment to create a soundtrack inspired purely by the images and visual atmospheres.

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