The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Gyorgy Ligeti - Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes

A performance of Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes was broadcast by ARTE france. The video can be downloaded at UBUWEB, as well as information and transcript from the broadcast


Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes - Gyorgy Ligeti - Video from an ARTE (France) broadcast of Po�me Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

The video can also be viewed on google video

Google Video Broadcast

Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes - Google Video - 8 minutes

(following text from Google video, link above) "Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes has been very rarely performed in public. The complicated scenographic staging, the detailed ... all » preparation by hand, the need for around ten technicians to activate more or less simultaneously the 100 metronomes, makes the demand for performances limited. Thirty-two years after the premiere, the sculptor and installation artist Gilles Lacombe heard a recording of the work. Impressed, he decided to invent a machine able to perform the piece automatically. After six months, he set up this ingenious device. Ever since, Poème symphonique can be performed accurately, at any time, and in public." Video of the perfomace recorded in Rome, presented by an orchestra of 100 performers.