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Jean Detheux - "...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings..."

Jean Detheux - "...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings..."

what a great title - posting latest news on Jean Detheux's visual music work

"...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings..." is a film in 6 movements, based on related texts of E. E. Cummings that focus on themes of nature and the cycle of life. The sonic material, created by Mikel Kuehn mikelkuehn.com/, is derived from manipulated environmental sounds and the recitation of Cummings texts by soprano Deborah Norin-Kuehn. The images were created first (the idea was to create a life in 4 parts, followed by a "recollection" of that life, as if at the moment of death, in the 5th and final movement). The sonic material came later and added an in-between part, visually blank, thus bringing the total to 6 movements."



[The work with be presented at The Thirteenth Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology at Symposium 2012
Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London Connecticut 06320, US]

"Film will be presented on March 1st, at 8:00 p.m., as part of a Multi-Media concert at Evans Hall.
Also, on March 2 at 1:30 p.m., composer Mikel Kuehn will give a talk on the geneis of this piece: “Forging Creative Pathways though Collaboration: Detheux and Kuehn’s ...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings...”
source: http://visualmusic.ning.com/events/visual-music-at-the-13th-biennial-symposium-on-arts-and


"...lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings..." from Jean Detheux on Vimeo.

see also: http://vimeo.com/18551194