“Jeux des Reflets et de la Vitesse” by Todor Todoroff

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    Jeux des Reflets et de la Vitesse

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    7.5 minutes

Artist Statement:

    This music was composed in 1995 for the one hundredth anniversary of cinema on the silent film “Jeux et de la vitesse” realized by Henry Chomette in France in 1925. It was commissioned by the Societe Philharmonique de Bruxelles and by the Cinematheque Royale de Belgique, with an ADAT tape playing the music. The music was composed in hexaphonic format and most of the sound materials where generated by areal-time multichannel granular morphing algorithm developed at the Polytechnic Faculty in Mons, Belgium, and running on the IRCAM Sound Processing Workstation.

    The older brother of Rene Clair, Henry Chomette made some experimental movies. This one is made out of retrieved fragments of pictures celebrating Paris as a town in perpetual movements. Most of the film is a long hypnotizing run through Paris by train and by boat. The music accentuates the impression of speed and the constantly moving rhythmical and hexaphonic spatial sound textures surround the audience, creating spinning movements as well as a sort of music traveling. Passing through tunnels and under bridges becomes almost a physical



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