We loved it the first time in 2012 when guitar duo Les Frères Méduses (the Jellyfish Brothers) debuted their original new score for the bizarre Lon Chaney 1927 silent movie, "The Unknown."
Now Austin Classical Guitar is staging a remount of its collaboration with Les Frères and Alamo Drafthouse. "The Unknown" will screen with live accompaniement Sept. 11 and 12.
Les Frères — guitarists Randall Avers and Benoit Albert — will once again be joined by Will Fedkenheuer, violinist with the Miro Quartet.
In the "The Unknown" Chaney plays a circus performer who’s act is to appear as if he is an armless knifethrower. But things get complicated when he falls for circus’ ingénue, played by a very young Joan Crawford.
Said Avers of the new score in 2012 interview: "We created musical themes around certain characters. You’ll hear the same theme, but the changes in the scenario and context force us to modify these themes. The style of music is a broad but homogeneous range of gypsy jazz, Macedonian folk, Spanish classical, French Impressionism, faux-flamenco and a few moments of comic relief."