AMINADAV ALONI / Once
From the bizarre Polish-cinema inspired imagery of the albums artwork, to the private-press aesthetics of the original LP, the Once soundtrack has long been a mysterious artefact among rare film and electronic music
collectors alike. Written and directed by the ‘The Father of Virtual Reality’ and the inventor of the Sensorama Morton Heilig, the obscure art film is an allegorical tale of ‘Creation’ and ‘Destruction’ and the battle for humanity. With no surviving prints of the film traced to date, all that survives is the remarkable soundtrack. Composed by Israeli born classical composer Aminadav Aloni, the score is an otherworldly collection of spatial analogue electronics, field recordings and strong overtones of haunting Jewish liturgical music whose synergy create a
soundtrack beguiling and enigmatic as the lost film.