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