Georges Méliès, the "Magician of cinema"

Creation 2011

Georges Méliès (1861-1938)
Original music by Carlos Grätzer
Commissioned by the City of Geneva
First performance: 17 June 2011 by the Ensemble Sillages at the Alhambra, Geneva
Production DRAMA/Sillages, in coproduction with Césaré (National Centre for Musical Creation), Reims

’A conjurer who put the cinematograph in a hat and pulled out cinema.’ (Edgar Morin)
Three short films by Georges Méliès interspersed with four little films, with accompanying music for seven musicians, electronics and conductor. The show is organized round three films combining science-fiction and magic.

L’Homme-orchestre (1900)

Le Voyage dans la lune (1902)


Nain et géant (1901)

Le Royaume des fées (1903)


L’Illusionniste double et la tête vivante (1900)
Voyage à travers l’impossible (1904)


Dislocation mystérieuse (1901)

Sophie Deshayes, flute / Jean-Marc Fessard, clarinet / Hélène Colombotti, percussion / Vincent Leterme, piano / Nadine Bodiguel, violin
 / Gilles Deliège, alto
 / Séverine Ballon, cello
Renaud Déjardin, conductor
Electronic developed in the studios Césaré, national center for musical creation Reims



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