HENRI CHOPIN / 15.12.2007 / Brussels

From: Xavier Garcia Bardon (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Nov 28 2007 - 06:26:41 PST

Bozar Cinema presents


December 15, 2007 / 20:00
Palais des Beaux-Arts / Centre for Fine Arts / Brussels
Films: "Pêche de nuit" (1963), "L'énergie du sommeil" (1965)
Live concert: Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin, born in Paris in 1922, is a living legend. For nearly 50
years now and through countless recordings and publications this
founding father of aural poetry has defended the electronic
exploration of voice and body. To this end he systematically uses
microphones, tape recorders, mixing tables and amplifiers by which he
records, modifies and amplifies the aural universe of his own voice
and body, the only sources of his music.

"Chopin is the explorer of a Terra Incognita, an infra or ultra poetry
of pure energy beyond language. He is the first artist to write a
planetary poetry of spatial bodies" (Michel Giroud). Chopin holds a
central position in the history of 20th century avant-garde with his
recordings, writings, and editing work (Burroughs, Hausmann, Gysin,
Janco, members of the Lettrism and Fluxus movements and many others).
And of course with his powerful live performances…

Few people know that Chopin also (co)directed a couple of films. This
exceptional evening showcases recently restored prints of "Pêche de
nuit" (1963) and "L'énergie du sommeil" (1965). These are followed by
a live concert by Henri Chopin himself.

More information : http://www.bozar.be/activity.php?id=7741&lng=en

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