Boulez-Répons
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In this vivid transposition of contemporary music for television, Cahen "responds" to the complex musical transitions of Répons, a work by French composer Pierre Boulez. Performed by the Ensemble Inter Contemporain and conducted by Boulez, the intricate Répons was designed for an ensemble of twenty-four musicians, six soloists and a "real-time" digital processor. In Cahen's re-composed interpretation, he responds with visual and temporal transformations, "opening" the images in space and time and applying electronic techniques to engulf the instrumentalists in ocean, sky, and trees. Mirage-like superimpositions, temporal shifts, mirroring effects and de-synchronization result in a rhythmic confluence of the illusory and the real. Immersing the viewer in image and sound, Cahen mirrors the transformative process of Boulez's music.

1985
France
43:03
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Robert Cahen
Editing
Ermeline Le Mézo
Special Effects
Stéphane Huter
Participants
Pierre Boulez
Dancers
Hideyuki Yano
Sound
Daniel Raguin
Didier Arditi
Alain Jacquinot
Remy Gavrel
Mixing
Étienne Bultingaire
Cinematography
Marc Baschet
Production
INA
COL IMA SON
IRCAM/GRP

Technical information

Color
Color
Sound
Stereo
Keywords
Music, Television, Orchestre, Musician, Composer, Pierre Boulez