Film Love and Bent Frequency present

Mauricio Kagel
Film Music, Music Performance, Performance Film

Two evenings of wit, virtuosity and theater from a master of twentieth-century music

PROGRAM ONE: Films + Live Performance by Bent Frequency

Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University

Friday, October 29, 2010 | 7:30 PM | free

Curated by Robert Ambrose, Andy Ditzler and Stuart Gerber
Co-sponsored by the Center for Collaborative and International Arts (CENCIA) at Georgia State University

Musician as actor, composer as filmmaker, film as concert – the works of Mauricio Kagel constantly upend conventions and expectations. Often, his compositions are actually theater pieces, except played by virtuoso musicians in a concert hall rather than actors in a theater. He instructed musicians to play guitars with fan blades and coffee mills, and constructed giant instruments in which musicians were encased.

In addition to creating a vast compositional output, Kagel doubled as a film director, with typically mindblowing results. Together with the contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency, Film Love is proud to present two evenings of films and music highlighting the creative, subversive, and fascinating work of a key figure in twentieth-century music.

In program one, two short films accompany two live performances at Georgia State University’s Kopleff Recital Hall. In Antithese, a hapless studio engineer becomes entangled in technology, leading to a comically disastrous climax. Unter Strom features traditional – and not-so-traditional – instruments played with industrial and kitchen equipment rather than human hands, resulting in paradoxically delicate and fragile sounds. Bent Frequency performs Match, one of Kagel’s most famous works, involving two cellists in what seems to be more of a contest than a duet, complete with a percussionist serving as referee.

Antithese (film, 1965, 19 minutes)
Schattenklänge (Shadow Sounds) (1995) performed by Kenneth Long, bass clarinet
Unter Strom (Undercurrent) (film, 1975, 20 minutes)
Match (1964) performed by Craig Hultgren and Nan Kemberling, cellos and Stuart Gerber, percussion


Kopleff Recital Hall, Georgia State University
10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
(Inside the Arts & Humanities Building, entrance on Gilmer Street)
Email arts @ gsu dot edu to reserve seats


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