Past events

CLEANING WOMAN (Aelita movie score)
11.3.2020 | doors 17:30 showtime 18:00

Experience a revolution in Mars with self-made instruments in Art Center Haihatus!

Cleaning Woman arrives at Haihatus with the mute film Aelita. This film score was performed in 2003 for the first time and the latest performance was in Tromson film festival in 2020.


Director Jakov Protazanov
Duration 113 min

Tickets: 12€/0€ for supporting members
Advanced tickets from Haihatus Shop

Aelita is one of the mute film era’s forgotten pearls. The pioneer of sci-fi films, a story of the queen of Mars, was filmed in CCCP in 1924, long before Metropolis by Fritz Lang. The firm grip of state control on the cinematic art enabled a massive budget, making film’s massive settings and the mass scenes in Mars startling to this day. The script, based on Aleksei Tolstoi’s novel, got the censorship authorities on their tows which lead to some surprising plot twists in the film.

By playing futuristic music with self-made instruments, Cleaning Woman accompanies the film to this century. The band uses self-made percussions, string, and rhythm instruments creating a melodic and hypnotic accompaniment for the events of the film. Cleaning Woman by Aelita made its premiere in 2003.

Cleaning Women:
Risto Puurunen (CW01), self-made string instruments.
Timo Kinnunen (CW03), self-made percussions.
Tero Vänttinen (CW04) self-made percussions and string instruments.