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Le Premier Mouvement de l'immobile
Giacinto Scelsi - The First Motion of the Immovable

Le pouvoir créateur et spirituel du son révélé au travers de l’œuvre radicale et de la vie hors du commun du compositeur Giacinto Scelsi, mort à Rome le 8/8/88. Comme bien des génies artistiques avant lui, Giacinto Scelsi a ouvert, au risque de son équilibre psychique, les portes de terres inexplorées. Dans le monde musical, classique et contemporain, personne n’avait avant lui consacré autant d’énergie à la révélation du pouvoir créateur du son. L’œuvre et le message qu’il laisse derrière lui ont, certes,  enrichi l’histoire de la musique contemporaine mais invitent surtout à une réflexion profonde sur les vibrations qui nous entourent, leur pouvoir physique autant que poétique. Ce premier long métrage documentaire de Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva explore la puissance du son en tant que force créatrice.

When Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva was 10 years old, his father played him music by his cousin, the composer Giacinto Scelsi. He found it frightening. Now he attempts to penetrate the world of a composer who remained obscure for many years and whose ideas about music and sound were unorthodox.
Scelsi, who died in 1988, claimed that he didn’t create his music himself, but that it came to him from the gods. He spent much of his life as a recluse and refused to be photographed. Here he comes to life through the memories of singers and musicians, in powerful visual associations in which nature often plays a role, in the palm tree in which he’s said to be reincarnated, and in his music that can sometimes sound otherworldly. The portrait unfolds organically, and its palette is broad, from personal moments with d’Ayala Valva’s elderly father to the abstract beauty of interference patterns generated by Scelsi’s music. It’s an introduction to a mystical universe in which Scelsi himself still has a presence, in the form of sound recordings of his reflections.

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  • Le 30 Janvier 2019
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