vignette La Roue

New music for

La Roue




New music for La Roue by Abel Gance


Extract 1


Sisif notices that he is falling in love with Norma he formerly took in.

Torment - train - steam - back movement  of the engine.

Dramatic music in parallel and in counterpoint. Sound-internal mood.


Extract 2


Sisif, hopeless, makes start his locomotive and wants to finish his life.

Steam - velocity - tension. Determined looks.

Circular movements, Almost fuzzy horizontal lightning travelling,

Faster and faster mounting, staccato, irregular.

Close-up on the face of Sisif, rail and locomotive.

Violent stop in abutment.

Sound in parallel.