(documentary / feature)
A documentary about Lena Platonos, one of Greece’s most idiosyncratic musicians and one of the world’s forerunners in electronic music.
Born on 10.21.1951 under the sign of Libra, Lena Platonos was trained as a classical pianist in Vienna and Berlin but eventually got involved with electronic music already from the early 80s. Her records Sun Masks (1984), Gallop (1985), Lepidoptera (1986), have a surreal feel that made them into benchmarks for the Greek electronic music scene later. However, Lena Platonos never received the international recognition she deserved. 30 years later the release of “Lepidoptera” and the re-release of “Gallop” by the American label Dark Entries in 2015 the idea is to ask musicians from a wide range of contemporary music to experiment with her music, while interviewing her and all the people who were involved in the making of her records in the ’80s.
Supported by the Greek Film Centre and ERT.