The Singing Stones of Ayorou

Pierres chantantes d’Ayorou

Ayoruské zpívající kameny

Script: Jean Rouch
Photography: Jean Rouch
Editing: Jean Rouch
Sound: Jean Rouch
Color: Colour
Language: French
Synopsis

An experimental visual-acoustic study of rhythm that makes use of an unusual percussion instrument. The “singing stones” are large rock formations with cupules on them that people play on the island of Ayorou Goungo in Niger. Rouch plays with a combination of traditional and modern music. This interesting phenomenon of “instrumental” objects from nature has become a part of European art.

“I have always said that I have two totemic ancestors. One is the visionary theorist Dziga Vertov, and the other is the poet-craftsman Robert Flaherty.” J. Rouch

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Translucent Being: Jean Rouch
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Screening:
26.10.2017Dukla Edison 22:30
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