Electro-Acoustic Vertov

The Eleventh Year evening initially programmed on March 20, 2020, was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemy. We had the great pleasure to transform the initially planned 3-day event into a week-long residency at the Logelloù Artistic Center. With Nicolas Sidoroff (trumpet, objects) and Krystian Sarrau (tenor sax, modular synthesizer), we worked and composed together a new soundtrack to two newsreels by Dziga Vertov: Kino-Pravda No 5 and No 6.

Krystian Sarrau, Modular Synthesizer, Dziga Vertov, Kino-Pravda on screen
Krystian Sarrau, with Vertov's Kino-Pravda No 19 on the screen, picture by Philippe Ollivier

The Kino-Pravda series consists in a set of 23 newsreels authored by Dziga Vertov between 1922 and 1925.

Jean-Francois Charles, basset-horn & live electronics, Dziga Vertov, Kino-Pravda on screen
Jean-François Charles on basset-horn & live electronics during the same rehearsal, picture by Philippe Ollivier

The week ended with a full evening of music dedicated to supporting Dziga Vertov's pictures: Dziga Vertov: Concert & Cinema. Program:

  • Prelude (live music)
  • Kino-Pravda No 5 & No 6 (movie with new soundtrack performed live)
  • The Eleventh Year (movie with recorded soundtrack, as crated in 2015-16)


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