Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 West Pico Boulevard, Century City, Los Angeles
Internationally acclaimed artist/composer Jean François Alcoléa meets George Méliès’ cinematic magic in a show that combines live music with 12 of Méliès’ pioneering silent films. On stage three virtuoso musicians play some fifty rare and unique instruments, breathing fresh life into the French cinematographer's timeless works.
An original score was composed for each film, making every piece unique. Using an array of instruments like saucepans, wind chimes, musical saws, and many more, the cinema concert promises a sensory journey that seamlessly weaves together Alcolea's contemporary artistry with Méliès' fantastical silent movies from the 1800s.
As one of the earliest filmmakers, Georges Méliès (1861-1938) demonstrated a visionary approach to storytelling, using film in ways that were unprecedented during his time. His films were filled with imaginative and fantastical elements, and his inventive use of props, sets, and special effects make him a timeless figure in the history of cinema.
Jean Francois Alcolea expresses his enthusiasm for this innovative project, stating, "Bringing “Right in the Eye” to life through the lens of George Méliès' films is a dream come true. It's an exploration of storytelling through multiple mediums, creating a rich tapestry that engages and transports the audience."
This cinema concert is a testament to the enduring power of cinema and music to transcend time and mediums. Attendees can expect to be entranced by the seamless integration of Alcolea's contemporary vision with Méliès' timeless pioneering cinematic marvels.
- Wed, Feb 28, 2024 8:00pm