Review Lübecker Nachrichten 29./30.08.10

 

Davis’ use of the music to support the emotional effect of the imagery and his responsiveness to the changing tempi of the action are simply masterful. (...) Frank Strobel confidently conducted the complex and rhythmically intricate score, his orchestra following him enthusiastically through this strange musical landscape. At the end, musicians, conductor and composer received a standing ovation (...).“ (Lübecker Nachrichten, 29/30 August 2010)

MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT

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The new production of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and the NDR RADIOPHILHARMONIE

 

Cinema in the 4th dimension …

‘MATRIX LIVE - Film In Concert’ brings the winner of four Oscars to the concert hall. The live film concert combines visionary science fiction imagery with the sound of a large symphonic orchestra. In his composition for THE MATRIX, Don Davis reconciles new music stylistics with the requirements of an action film, using complex and unrelenting sounds to portray the irreality of the Matrix. 

Neo, a hacker, is contacted via the Internet by a mysterious underground
organisation. The leader of the group, the wanted terrorist Morpheus, lets him in on a terrible secret: reality as we know it is just an illusory world. In reality, people have long been controlled by a sinister virtual power – The Matrix, whose agents already have their sights on Neo.

THE MATRIX, 1999, is deemed to have played a groundbreaking role in the development of the science fiction genre, dealing with a subject of concern to millions of cinema goers at the turn of millennium: the border between reality and the virtual world. The film's content, narrative and technical realization (e.g. the socalled‘ bullet time effect’) helped open up and propagate a new dimension of film appreciation.

‘An orchestral challenge that may be one or two decades ahead of its time.’ (Jerry McCulley)

‘MATRIX LIVE - Film in Concert’ is an outstanding musical and visual experience as well as a major challenge in terms of technical and musical realisation.

 

A coproduction of the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE and the NDR RADIOPHILHARMONIE.

 

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