Absurdist-poetic 'ciné-concert'

Paper Music

William Kentridge, Philip Miller

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Vaudeville, opera and film come together in this absurdist-poetic 'ciné-concert' by William Kentridge and composer Philip Miller – the creators of another production at this year's festival: The Head and the Load. Paper Music is the product of twenty-five-years of collaboration between Kentridge and Miller and connects several themes from their collaborative work. Expect a compelling work linking colonialism with various relativity theories and a monumental 'breathing machine'. The singers and voice artists Ann Masina and Joanna Dudley are equally impressive - mimicking the sounds of musical instruments, sirens and animals. There are silent animation films by Kentridge, as well as old, new, and live music by Miller. Each scene has a political and historical undercurrent. This is a recent highpoint in Kentridge's oeuvre.

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