around 18,262,640 stories served since 2004  
get the weekly Outsideleft newsletter

Marek Pytel

Marek Pytel pioneered and created the new 'Live Sound Cinema' with his company REALITYfilm. Studying under the early Soviet silent masters his premiere production, the original presentation of Jean Luc Godard's "Alphaville" was presented at London's IMAX screen, remixed by electronic music artists and incorporated the sampled bilingual dialogue and effects of the original film.

Since then, working uniquely for the big screen, Marek Pytel has produced longform video for the Aphex Twin, worked with master drummer and Miles Davis sideman Jack Dejohnette on the "Tribute To The Boxer Jack Johnson", toured with his live steresocopic 3D production of 50's cult movie "It Came from Outer Space", as well as producing regular shows at the Barbican, London's Royal Festival Hall and the National Film Theatre.

His shows have featured artists as diverse as Billy Childish, Acid Mothers Temple, award winning Tuvan throat singers Yat-Kha, Pere Ubu, and recently the outlandish pop art vision of William Klein's "Mister Freedom" performed live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall by Jimi Tenor and his Scandinavian Big Band. Marek Pytel is currently restoring Shostakovich's first and unrecorded work for cinema in its complete, original and unreleased form. "Dreams That Money Can Buy" performed by the Real Tuesday Weld was presented at the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London in May 2006.

Marek Pytel / REALITYfilm photograph by Paul Heartfield

contributions

Yes! We Have No Bananas 12.06.2006
New Babylon 11.20.2006

Shearwater: Swooning, Screaming, Disappearing
Shearwater returns simultaneously stronger and more vulnerable than ever with Rook, promising to be the only hit of the summer still standing once the humidity has withered everything else away.
Happy Shopper #24: Donald Ray Pollock
Donald Ray Pollock is the author of the exceptional (in any language) Knockemstiff, which has just become available in the UK. Here, he shares with us how to shop well back home in Ohio.
It's Time For Beyonce to Have a Baby
It's not a mystery - its time for Beyonce to move over and give everyone else a chance, and maybe help some desperate parents along the way. It could be a good thing
From the Moshpit # 8: Ska Punk, Ska, and Grindcore
Glittter
Gary Glitter is Back and while you most likely don't Wanna Be In Gary's Gang no more, Joe Ambrose recounts a time when a lot of people did...
Steve Jobs Died
Steve Jobs has died and everyone knows that by now. Even my 78 year old mom who has never even touched a computer, except to dust it, rang me to talk about it.
Some of our favorite things...