À l'Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton I = Musik aus Osteuropa mit Sonia Wieder-Atherton (2009)Other(s) author(s) : Akerman, Chantal, [zuzendari] ; Wieder-Atherton, Sonia, [sortzaile]Language : FrenchUniform titles : À l'Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton.Other(s) title(s) : Musik aus Osteuropa mit Sonia Wieder-Atherton.(43 minutu) : soinua, kolorezIrudia (mugimenduan ; bidimentsiokoa): bideoaÀ l´est Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (IMDb) | Film osoa (fr) In : Chantal Akerman filme Sonia Wieder-Atherton - [Paris] : Naïve, copyright 2011
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Musika: Rachmaninov, Dohnányi, Schubert, Tcherepnin, Krawnczyk.
Partehartzaileak: Sonia Wieder-Atherton (cello), Cyril Dupuy (zinbaloa), Sinfonia Varsovia.
For this film it would be more accurate to talk about capturing a performance. We had our dreams, we imagined things, nearly gave up, then, in the end, set off for Warsaw. There, in a big radio studio, with three days ahead of us, we met up with the Sinfonia Varsovia. To film "Songs from Slavic Lands", a programme I conceived as a journey to Mittel Europa... All about transmission through language, or, more exactly, through accent.
My dream for the setting of "Songs from Slavic Lands" was to play it in a forest of bamboo that would evoke a beech wood. That´s what we did in concert. So we created a decor with bamboo trees and tulle through which the strings would appear and disappear, from one piece to the next; we filled the room with friends, people working at the radio, Chantal placed her cameras, and we played as though it was a concert.
Watching the film afterwards, I had a strange sensation, as though the colours had faded with time, as though the studio had imprinted its history on the film, as though Chantal hadn´t tried to fight the place but, on the contrary, had used its washed-out tones. Most of all, she had allowed herself to be guided by the faces, the expressions, the physical presence, the rapport between the musicians... As though in the knowledge that the force would come from there."
"À l’Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton", filmed in Warsaw with the Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra and assorted musicians. The idea for the film came from Sonia Wieder-Atherton herself, who wanted to pay homage to the beloved Slavic repertoire. Some of the works had to be transcribed for the cello and the chamber orchestra, and others rearranged, all of which she did with Franck Krawczyk. She is again wearing the white silky blouse (Akerman’s idea from the film one) which delineates and kind of ghosts her movement while bowing. The surrounds and the other musicians are all dark-grey, and again we have a painting-like chiaroscuro (“reminiscent of Flemish painting” is how Sonia Wieder-Atherton describes it). All the excitement comes from music – Rachmaninov, Kodaly, Donányi, Prokofiev, Martinu, Tcherepnin and Slavic folk sounding very unfamiliar.
Audioa frantsesez eta azpitituluak ingelesez.
Audio en francés y subtítulos en inglés.