|monsters from the id|
Exorcizing Barbara Steele in "La Maschera del Demonio" (1960, d. Mario Bava) as part of "Monsters from the Id (Rated X)", Klub Na Rampe Liberec Czech Republic 11/28/12
photo by Faust
Gary Lucas plays the theme to "Rosemary's Baby" during a performance of "Monsters from the Id" at the Malaga Film Festival 2010
Photo of Ray Harryhausen's Kali, from "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" ( d. Gordon Hessler, 1974)
Gary does the Brontosaurus playing "Monsters from the Id" at the Malaga Fantasy Film Festival 11/19/09
Photo of Barbara Steele from Mario Bava's "Black Sunday" (Italy, 1960)
World premiere of "MONSTERS FROM THE ID (RATED X)", Dom Kultury, Kromeriz Moravia, 11/25/11
photo by Faust
Along with "The Golem" and "Sounds of the Surreal", Gary Lucas has yet a third film project where he accompanies films of the fantastic, the outre, and the macabre with appropriately nail-biting music...the project known as "Monsters from the Id".
Premiered at Brooklyn Sugar on Oct. 28th 2006, "Monsters from the Id" finds guitar madman Gary Lucas playing totally improvised solo guitar soundtracks to accompany and enhance clips from some of Gary's favorite horror and sci-fi sound films — color and black and white fever dreams such as Polanski's "Rosemary's Baby", Mario Bava's "Black Sunday", "Mothra", "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", "Carnival of Souls", "The Brain that Wouldn't Die", the original King Kong, and more... Infamous cinematic fleurs du mal — further coloured, shaded and illuminated by Gary Lucas' chilling and imaginative live music. Gary made the European premiere in Vienna at Porgy and Bess in September 2007 and the Canadian premiere at Pop Montreal in October 2008. Check out new photos of Gary's stellar performance of "Sounds of the Surreal/Monsters from the Id" at Fancine (Festival de Cine Fantástico de Málaga) 11/14/09 Read a rave review of Gary's Pop Montreal show of "Sounds of the Surreal" and "Monsters from the Id" from the Montreal Gazette here. Check out a clip of Gary performing "Monsters from the Id" here. Total running time: 30 minutes Gary also has an X-rated version of this project, MONSTERS FROM THE ID (RATED X) that runs 75 min. where he provides live soundtracks for clips from some of his favorite transgressive films—including Vera Chytilova's "Daisies" (1966); Zulawski's "Possession" (1981), Gaspar Noe's "Enter the Void" (2009), Jess Franco's "Lorna: The Exorcist" (1974), and much more. Gary premiered this project in Kromeriz Czech Republic in Nov. 2011, and performed it again in Liberec Czech Republic in Nov. 2012. For bookings of "Monsters From the Id", in tandem with "Sounds of the Surreal" or by itself, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview with Gary Lucas (in German) on ORF Austrian national tv during the world premiere of his project in Vienna:
more from the interview (in English):
clip from the world premiere in Vienna: