Friday, January 27, 2006

The Man With The CD Players

You can call it a live performance with a movie or a movie screening with a live soundtrack, anyway you see it, it goes well together. I'm talking about the first performance of the Contemporary Soundtrack Orchestra New York, which, to be honest, makes just as much noise as a full blown orchestra, but consists mainly of cd players, keys and computers and one man working frantically at all the machines at the same time - Fa Ventilato, artiste musicaliae. The movie was Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece "Man with a Movie Camera", to which Fa's frantic sound collages set the fitting audioscape. There's the thing about the harp sample, though, that went on throughout the 68 minutes of the feature, up and down and up and... y'know. Still, I'll go again next time.

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