Coming from a classical background, the Deutsche Grammophon artist Francesco Tristano was brought to electro in the course of his meetings. A style he masters today as much as the most famous concertos.
This unusual path allows the pianist to cover his tracks and cozy up to the most inventive and hybrid projects. This is true again since Francesco Tristano joins his mentor: American pianist Bruce Brubaker, out of the Juilliard School and known for his true piano “remixes”. Together they interpret a “Simulcast”, a creation where the two pianists answer each other, improvise and deconstruct Baroque, classical and contemporary music, like two DJs. At the charming Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, the two virtuosos revisit pieces by John Cage, Bach, Philip Glass, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Carl Craig…
Genre: Contemporary music
Director: David Ctiborsky
Duration: 58 minutes
El Público is Lorca’s most difficult and mysterious play, and one of the great classics of modern Spanish theatre. Lorca wrote it in Cuba, just after his trip to New York, at a time of intense experimentation in art and life. Homosexuality is addressed openly in El Público. The play is a cry of defiance against bourgeois hypocrisy and a plea for sexual and artistic freedom. Two ways of understanding art are dealt with in the play: the Teatro al Aire Libre (Theatre in the Open Air), commercial and wishing to please the audience, and the Teatro Bajo la Arena (Theatre beneath the Sand), which aims to reveal that which is hidden and question established values.
The play also addresses the issue of the mask in the theatre, which arrives at the heart of the piece and defines a reality in a perpetual state of change, a kind of dream in which characters and identities constantly change their roles. El Público explores consciousness itself and questions the notion of individuality and free will. We are not one, but many.
El Público also considers the theme of art as an instrument for transforming reality, not in a merely political sense, but totally. Lorca was convinced, along with the surrealists, that art had the ability to transform human beings. In the same spirit, composer Mauricio Sotelo and librettist Andrés Ibañez, along with sculptor and set designer Alexander Polzin, have taken up the challenge of transforming El Público into a twenty-first-century opera.
Music: Mauricio Sotelo
Musical direction: Pablo Heras-Casado
Director: Jérémie Cuvillier
Duration: 142 minutes
Production: Bel Air Media
Myung-Whun Chung celebrates fifteen years directing the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
In the roman theater of Orange, with the complicity of Martha Argerich and Nicholas Angelich, they offer a thrilling concert program composed of Hector Berlioz’s “Carnaval Romain” opening followed by Francis Poulenc’s “Concerto for two pianos” and Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Symphony No. 3 in C minor”, also known as the Organ Symphony. The program concludes with and extraordinary Encore featuring Myung-Whun Chung, Martha Argerich, Nicholas Angelich aside at the piano with six hands playing Rachmaninov’s Romance and followed by the famous Bizet’s Carmen opening played with the entire orchestra.
Music director: Myung-Whun Chung
Pianos: Martha Argerich / Nicholas Angelich
Genre: Classical music
Director: Andy Sommer
Duration: 77 minutes
Production: Bel Air Media
A documentary film that features the incredible archives of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in recognition of its contribution to a half century of modern popular music. Every year for 50 years, with a requirement, a curiosity, a madness constantly renewed, the Montreux Jazz Festival transforms a peaceful and quiet city into a vibrant temple of music.
By refusing from the start to merely confine itself to jazz, absorbing every year more genres, cumulating prestigious guests, and especially filming all the concerts since its inception, it has become the mirror and actor of a certain history of modern music, where it comes every year to reveal itself.
Why is this festival more important than the others? By interviewing its key players, by rummaging and staging these incredible archives, we underline its uniqueness, and show its essential role in a much larger story than itself, still moving today.
Genre: Documentary / Jazz
Director: Guillaume Delaperriere
Duration: 52 minutes
First there was a successful reunion on stage at Leeds & Reading in 2010, then a concert at the Zenith in Paris last year that left no one indifferent. After playing at Glastonbury this summer, festivals T in The Park, Reading, Leeds and Rock en Seine, The Libertines are definitely back with a new album this time around “Anthems For Doomed Youth” released September 11. The band’s third album was produced by Jake Gosling and recorded at the Karma Sound Studios in Thailand, in six weeks between April and May 2015. This album, already acclaimed by the press is the first since their studio album “Libertines” released in 2004 that topped the charts before becoming a British rock classic. The group and their original line up (Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell) is preparing to open a new chapter in their history after scoring the minds of an entire generation. Meeting at the legendary hall of the Olympia for a pure rock evening of which only the English have the secret…
Genre: Pop / Rock
Director: Thierry Villeneuve
Duration: 87 minutes
Format: HD / 4K