10-18 Dec 2005. This mini-festival at the Cit de la Musique celebrates the relationship between music and cinema. The concert series opens with ChaplinOperas, with the Intercontemporain Ensemble playing music by Benedict Mason to accompany three of Chaplins classic silent films: Easy Street, The Emigrant and The Adventure. On 11 Dec, the Traffic quintet reinterprets the music of Nouvelle Vague cinema in a performance that also makes use of the abstract images of video artist Ange Leccia. On 13 and 14 Dec Chantal Ackermans silent documentary on contemporary Eastern Europe, DEst, is accompanied by the haunting music of Prokofiev and Rachmaninov, played by cellist Sonia Weider-Atherton and pianist Laurent Cabasso. The final three concerts are devoted to Godfrey Reggios Qatsi Trilogy, with Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble conducted by Michael Riesman. The first, Koyaanisqatsi Life out of balance, on 16 Dec, is followed on 17 Dec by Powaqqatsi Life in transformation, where the use of slow motion contrasts with the rhythmic montage of the first film. In the final concert on 18 Dec the Philip Glass Ensemble performs the most recent part of the trilogy, Naqoyquatsi Life as War. Admission to Philip Glass concerts 28-23, other concerts 17. Tues-Sat 20.00, Sun 16.30.
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Music and image.
The Cit de la Musique is at 221, avenue Jean Jaurs 75019 Paris. By metro: line 5 to station Porte de Pantin. By bus: numbers 75, 151 and PC. Free late-evening bus service for concert patrons from the Cit to Gare du Nord, Rpublique, Htel-de-Ville, Lux