Documentary about Utrecht-based ensemble Insomnio, looking for the right interpretation of complex contemporary music, composed by Pierre Boulez and others.
Contemporary compositions are hard to fathom and are sometimes experienced as ‘barbed-wire music’. All the same, the Utrecht-based ensemble Insomnio wants to perform both new compositions and 20th century highlights. We follow the orchestra in their quest for the best execution of Pierre Boulez’ Le Marteau sans Maître. Should Insomnio’s ardent musicians perform this complex music the way Boulez tells them to when they visit the master in Paris, or can the orchestra just play their own interpretation of it?


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Title: Prikkeldraad. Een film over hedendaagse muziek.
Year: 2012
Duration : 51 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2012

Kunst & CultuurMuziek & dans

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