Birdman Live in Concert
Special guest, percussion: Antonio Sánchez
Antonio Sánchez – percussion, drums
Łukasz Cioch – host
Awarded a Grammy and nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA, the soundtrack from the multi-Academy Award winning Birdman is based around solo percussion improvisations. The incredibly talented musician and composer Antonio Sánchez, famous for his collaboration with Pat Metheny, performs his compositions live for the FMF audience. His performance will be all the more incredible because his original soundtrack was almost entirely improvised. In some parts of the film, percussion will be replaced by well-known classical compositions by Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov, providing a fascinating counterpoint to the innovative concept of the solo percussion.
Birdman is well-worth watching more than once, and not just to take in the music. The protagonist’s struggle with his own ego (taking on the form of a superhero), his complicated professional and family life and the chase to achieve something “important”, all seasoned with dark humour, make it one of the most fascinating films of recent years.
Originally from Mexico and now resident in New York, Sánchez was the director’s perfect choice. His performance gives the film incredible rhythm and energy, and his compositions perfectly mirror the protagonists’ personalities and emotions. We will hear a huge spectrum of percussion sounds, from delicate drum brushes via uneasy drumrolls to metallic cymbals, all in the spirit of improvisation – all carefully planned out, of course.
The live in concert version of the movie is dedicated only for viewers over 16 years of age.
The movie will be presented with audio description. Visually impaired people, thanks to a verbal description of what is presented on the screen, will be able to fully receive and get to know the events taking place on the screen.
Running time: 2 H 10’ (no intermission)