Michel Chion Concert: The Audio-Spectator

(MIFF 2017, Special Events)

Michel Chion Concert: The Audio-Spectator

Presented by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne International Film Festival and ACMI

As part of Michel Chion’s historic and unlikely-to-be repeated visit to Australia, he will present this epic, two-and-a-half-hour concert for ten surround-speakers featuring the classic composition Requiem alongside two new audiovisual compositions, Le Cri (The Scream), and Third Symphony.

The concert is in two parts:

1 – Le Cri, (2017, 17 minutes) and Requiem (1973, 37 minutes)

2 – Third Symphony, audio-divisive, (2016, 88 minutes)

The first part of this concert comprises two works of musique concrète for ‘fixed’ sounds, with the projection of a blank image, intended to create a listening frame and to display the English subtitles of the text that is heard.The performance of Le Cri will be a world premiere; for Requiem, it will be the first performance of the version with English subtitles.

The second part proposes an 'audio-divisive' music, consisting of silent images, sounds on a blank background, and images and sounds synchronised in different ways. This will be the first performance of the English-subtitled version of Third Symphony.

For in-depth contextual notes on these performances, visit the MIFF blog.

Note: the concession price for this event may be claimed by both MIFF and ACMI members

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