Silent movie in concert : “The Wind” by Victor Sjöström (1928, USA, 78 min), 2013
for cello and Saxophone(s) and electronic sounds
duration: 75 minutes
Commission by the French Ministry of Culture
Electronic realised on GRM studios (Groupe de Recherches Musicales).
“It was whilst doing research that I discovered images of a film that immediately swept me away with its beauty and force: director Victor Sjöström’s The Wind. ‘Shot under difficult conditions in the Mojave Desert (United States) in 1928, this hard, brilliant melodrama is unquestionably a key silent film. It describes the relationship between Man and Nature in a drama that unfolds in a rural setting of extraordinary beauty and highly moving lyrical sweep.”