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Glasgow: Symphony of a Great City

  • 2012
  • Scotland
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Gervais Harry, Fiona Keenan, Susan Kemp, Varun Nair and Chris Prescott

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A new approach to cinema ­ a live improvisation of sound and image. Our third event in the Weimarvellous weekend is offered as a companion piece to Berlin: Symphony of a Great City but with a twist. In November 2011 a group of four sound designers, collectively known as Synchresis, came up with a whole new approach to cinema. Using a combination of computer programming and live performance they improvise the image in tandem with the sound, breaking the time-honoured rule that the image leads. Synchresis have teamed up with a filmmaker to create this symphony to Glasgow, constructed especially for GFF12. The live film event will last roughly fifteen minutes but will be shown three times in succession with short intervals for discussion with the artists, who welcome the chance to engage with an audience on the ways the viewing experience shifts with each performance. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Weimarvellous.

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