Trento Symphonia

Trento Symphonia

Tridentská symfonie

  • Flatform
  • Italy
  • 2014, 19 min
Script: Flatform
Photography: Mathias Sabourdin, Eleonore Huisse
Editing: Flatform , Marco Forni
Sound: Benoît Fort
Music: Gustav Mahler, Matteo Pennese (musical erosion)
Color: Colour

Twilight removes details from the view of a mountain landscape, where an orchestra, with the help of living musical notes – children with music scores attached to their backs – plays Mahler’s 8th symphony. The figures move in a careful choreography so that they fade in harmony with the decomposition of music and fading distinguishability of the pictorial composition on which darkness falls.

Austrian composer Gustav Mahler was born in the Czech Highlands (Vysočina). He composed his Symphony No. 8, nicknamed the “Symphony of a Thousand”, in 1910, and dedicated it to his wife Alma with the inscription “Just imagine - the universe is starting to resound and be heard.”

The creative group Flatform was founded in 2006 and is active in Milan and Berlin. The collective creates inventive experimental films and multi-channel video installations investigating illusory depiction or narration. Their works have been presented at prestigious festivals including the Venice and Rotterdam Film Festivals, and have been exhibited at important galleries. Their films Domenica, Sunday, 6th April 11:42am (2008) and Movements of an Impossible Time (2011) were presented at the Jihlava IDFF.

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Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Fascinations
26.10.2014 16:00


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