2013 parallel screens

CHOEUR

The very first music chosen by Pier Paolo Pasolini in a film he himself directed was the final chorus of the second Passion (1729) by Jean-Sebastian Bach. Accatone (1961) first proposes instrumental polyphonia and much later, singing voices. The most tragic melopoeia intoned by several performers necessitates more impetus, ardor, well-sustained amplitude and intense energy on everyone’s part than one put forth by a soloist. Isolated, the artist enjoys great freedom of tone and nuance. Assembled together, protagonists must project their air powerfully enough to be heard inside the group. Beyond an eye fixed on a group, the attention is focused on a particular intonation such a distribution implies. A choir distinguishes itself from other formations, duo, trio, quartet…by lending the same partition to many. Choir, chorus or choral, the origins are similar and popular. Without virtuosity, musicians group together and attempt to simultaneously arrive at a common tonality. As such, it is said to be in unison, working in concert, other times, of equal voice, mixed, double, triple or quadruple, sometimes a cappella or enhanced with reduced accompaniment. The choir observed here, the heart of this parallel screen, emphasizing here a rarely translatable homophony, is that of each film, an internal pulsation, deep and discrete for which a few individuals have accepted to adjust their pace.

Gilles Grand

 
 

 

ACCATTONE
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Italy, 1961, 120’

 

 

   
A BATALHA DE TABATÔ
João Viana
Portugal, 2012, 79’
DE OCCULTA PHILOSOPHIA
Daniel V.Villamediana
Spain, 2013, 63’
French premiere
THE BREATH COURSES THROUGH US
Alan Roth
USA, 2013, 75’
Mondial premiere
APPASSIONATTA
Christian Labhart
Switzerland, 2012, 82’
International premiere
ELEKTRO MOSKVA
Elena Tikhonova, Dominik Spritzendorfer
Austria, 2013, 90’
French premiere
TOKYO GIANTS
Nicolas Provost
Belgium, 2013, 23’
CHERRY BLOSSOMS
An van Dienderen
Belgium, 2012, 12’
L’ENCLOS
Gregory le Lay
France, 2012, 16’
Mondial premiere
TROIS STROPHES SUR LE NOM DE SACHER. HENRI DUTILLEUX
Chantal Akerman
France, 1989, 12’ 
CHRONOS
Julie Vacher
France, 2013, 9'
ROTATION
Ginan Seidi, Clara Wieck
Germany, 2013, 8
French premiere
UNPLUGGED
Mladen Kovacevic
Serbie, 2012, 51’ 
SUITCASE
OF LOVE AND SHAME

Jane Gillooly
USA, 2013, 70’
French premiere
WHAT A FUCK AM I DOING ON THIS BATTLEFIELD
Nico Peltier & Julien Fezans
France, 2013, 53’

 






 

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