MAURICIO KAGEL FILM MUSIC, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE FILM
Part 2: TWO-MAN ORCHESTRA
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. For the second night of a two-evening tribute to Kagel's music and film, Film Love presents an exceedingly rare screening of Kagelís film Two-Man Orchestra.
In this film, 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) (directed by Mauricio Kagel, 1973, 71 minutes) screened on DVD
Part 1 of Mauricio Kagel: Film Music, Music Performance, Performance Film takes place on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Georgia State University.
MAURICIO KAGEL: FILM MUSIC, MUSIC PERFORMANCE, PERFORMANCE FILM is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and is featured in Atlanta Magazineís Best of Atlanta 2009. Archives of the series may be found at www.filmlove.org.
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special The New Public Place: Art on the Beltline
6:00PM - 7:30PM Price: FREE
***WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS WISHING TO MAKE A PROPOSAL***
Atlanta Beltline, Inc., has posted a Call for Proposals seeking temporary works of public art in all media for exhibition this summer. Selected artists will be awarded stipends/materials costs.
This workshop will introduce the call and answer questions about the program.