One Hand Clapping

Peter Delpeut Short film - 2014 - 10 min.
All ages

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This found choreography is a ‘lyrical dance for hands, divided across five screens’. Joining hands with Menno Otten, Peter Delpeut composed a serene visual mini-symphony from archive footage of five chief conductors of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Mengelberg, Van Beinum, Haitink, Chailly and Jansons. The extreme blow-ups of their conducting hands have been taken from existing concert recordings. The five parts each show a specific tempo marking that characterises the conductor. The film ensued from the eponymous video installation that was a jubilee gift from the orchestra to the concertgebouw.


Director(s) Peter Delpeut
Producer(s) Suzanne van Voorst
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Executive Producer
Inge Schapendonk
Sound Editor
Boon & Booy
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