"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


01/10/2012

Originale ****

A movie around Stockhausen's "Originale" piece.

This piece, commisionned by Hubertus Durek, manager of the Theater am Dom in Cologne, was created in 1961 for musicians, painter, poet, singer, cameraman, actors and many others.
A real 60s' "free-styled" piece based on surreal ambient atmosphere, inspired by Samuel Beckett and Alain Robbe-Grillet, which combined a structured score with a improvisational framework of early "happenings".

An unusual assortment of "characters" are introduced in "Originale", including a pianist, a percussionist, a sound technician, a stage director, a cameraman, a lighting technician, an action composer, an action painter, a poet, a street singer, a coat checker, a newspaper vendor, a fashion model, a child (playing with blocks), a animal handler with animal, a conductor, and five actors reading a collage of unrelated texts.

In New York City, for the Second Annual New York Festival of the Avant Garde on september 1964, the piece was directed by Allan Kaprow, with James Tenney, Nam June Paik, Dick Higgins, Jackson Mac Low, Max Neuhaus, Charlotte Moorman, Alvin Lucier, Allen Ginsberg and others...
Finally, a brilliant casting!!! No?...

here the Peter Moore's movie of the New York version

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