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Rosebud Rocks

MOCA shows a film classic, turns off the sound.


You won't hear Orson Welles mutter "Rosebud" at tonight's outside screening of Citizen Kane. That's because the movie's soundtrack is being turned off, so that a half-dozen local bands and DJs can "interpret" each scene with original live music at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Great ARTdoors. "I'm not going to say showing Citizen Kane is boring," says organizer Jude Goergen. "But it's been out there for years. Why not put a new spin on it?"

The 1941 classic about an egomaniacal newspaper tycoon unspools on the west wall of the MOCA building, while DJs Mark Strauss and A-Live and rockers Six Parts Seven, Home & Garden, Justin Coulter (from Rou<\#142>), and Stephe DK (the New Lou Reeds) take turns providing accompaniment. Strauss kicks things off by spinning downtempo electronic during the movie's crucial first 20 minutes. "It's like providing a new score to bring the film into the modern age," he says. "I've ended up mixing a traditional film-score ethic with my own personal style. This is really an artistic adventure."
Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

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