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Film Music, Music Performance,
Two evenings of wit, virtuosity and theater from a master of
PROGRAM TWO: Film: Two-Man Orchestra
Eyedrum | Thursday,
November 11, 2010 | 8:00 pm | $5
Musician as actor, composer as filmmaker, film as concert Ė the works of
Mauricio Kagel constantly upend conventions and expectations. Often, his
compositions are actually theater pieces, except played by virtuoso musicians in
a concert hall rather than actors in a theater. He instructed musicians to play
guitars with fan blades and coffee mills, and constructed giant instruments in
which musicians were encased.
In addition to creating a vast compositional output, Kagel doubled as a film
director, with typically mindblowing results.
Program Two is an exceedingly rare screening of Kagelís film Two-Man
Orchestra. Two musicians are inserted into
Kagelís specially built one-man-band setups (of over 250 instruments!) which
they control with their fingers, feet, legs, heads and any other possible way.
Trapped in these enormous, overgrown constructions and dealing with their
unpredictable malfunctions, the performers evoke everything from Charlie Chaplin
to circus music to complete atonality in a virtuoso physical and musical feat.
Zwei-Mann-Orchester (Two-Man Orchestra) (film,
1973, 71 minutes)
Eyedrum, 290 Martin
Luther King Jr Dr, Suite 8, Atlanta, GA 30312
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