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One Hand Clapping

Director: Peter Delpeut
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.

Credits

Executive producer
Geluidsnabewerking
Boon & Booy
Production company
IDTV Docs
Title: One Hand Clapping
Year: 2014
Duration : 10 minutes
Category: Short Feature
Edition: NFF 2014
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