4th annual London Greek Film Festival: 17-25 October 2011
 
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Film Category: DOCUMENTARY

Original Title:CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS

English Title:  CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS

Greek Title: CHARISMA X- IANNIS XENAKIS

Duration: 62 ΜΙΝ

Country of origin:GREECE

Director: EFI XIROU

Producer: GINA PETROPOULOU

Production Company / Companies: VOX DOCUMENTARIES

Brief synopsis in English: This is a documentary film on the life and work of the composer Iannis Xenakis, the “architect of sound”,whose visionary work reconciles art with science.

The film develops in such a way to show how Xenakis’s philosophy, architectural experience,mathematics and political background morph into music and how physical phenomena are transformed into musical expression.

Iannis Xenakis’ multidimensional work is presented through excerpts of his musical compositions, his architectural work, his interviews and archive material from “Oresteia” and “Polytopes”, the grand spectacles of sound and light.

The camera follows musicians who perform, specifically for this film, Xenakis’s works such as “Nomos” “Alpha”, “Charisma”, “Naama” and “Keren” at Delphoi, La Tourette Convent and his house in Paris.

Release Date: 2009

Original Format: DIGITAL VIDEO

Credits (music, cast etc):

PHILIPPAS KOUTSAFTIS  Director of photography

MARINOS ATHANASOPOULOS  Sound

ALEXIS PEZAS  editing

The film includes interviews of Françoise Xenakis, Mâkhi Xenakis, Georges Aperghis, Curtis Roads, François-Bernard Mâche, Sharon Kanach, Makis Solomos, Gérard Pape, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Giorgos Koumendakis and Roviros Manthoulis.

Original Language(s):   Greek, French

English Subtitles (if need it: Yes/No): YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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