Cinematic Piano: Quai de Scènes a show by Solrey.
Girl With a Pearl Earring | The Ghost Writer | The Tree of Life | Coco Avant Chanel
Alexandre Desplat – themesfrom films:
Un Héros très discret Jacques Audiard (1996)
Love, etc. Marion Vernoux (1996)
Le Plus Bel Age Didier Haudepin (1995)
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski (2010)
King’s Speech Tom Hooper (2010)
Un Prophète Jacques Audiard (2009)
Girl with a Pearl Earring Peter Webber (2003)
Lust, Caution Ang Lee (2007)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Stephen Daldry (2012)
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick (2011)
ChériStephen Frears (2009)
Reines d’un jour (G. Brassens - A. Desplat), Marion Vernoux (1996)
Coco avant Chanel Anne Fontaine (2009)
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Musical and artistic direction: Solrey
Video: Solrey, Ange Leccia
Traffic Quintet and their Guests
Violin: Bertrand Cervera, Nicolas Vaslier
Viola: Estelle Villotte
Cello: Raphaël Perraud
Double Bass: Philippe Noharet
Alexandre Desplat (flutes, percussions)
Alain Planès (piano)
In this new show Solrey combines and associates memories, dreams, subliminal images, silences, and invites us to share a walk, sometimes melancholic, along the banks of cult films of French cinema.
The river, a mysterious character, the unconscious of the city, the heart of the town, drags the history of Paris. Its course is sinuous, unpredictable. Its muddy colour, dark and black, sometimes impregnates the cinema with a smell of corpses thrown down the docks during these historic nights, under the reflection of the Louvre’s silver roofs. Marguerite Duras immortalized them in Césarée, Jean-Luc Godard made them political in L’éloge de l’amour, and they were magnified by Leos Carax in Les amants du Pont Neuf. Solrey presents a video creation where in the course of a journey along the bridges, the elevated railroad, and the perpetual motion entailed by the Seine, you can see Juliette Binoche floating above the river, or hear a distant voice evoking a movie from the past that project ourselves into a vibrant, contemporary and dreamlike vision into an established reverie.
The Seine is timeless, elusive. Sometimes on its banks a slight waltz lets itself be heard and animates, for the time of a transient tavern, the river’s sleepless nights.
Music flows as a continuous stream, lyrical and refined on the banks where Alexandre Desplat, the French ambassador of this refined French music around the world, wrote his best film scores. Traffic Quintet with which the composer has forged close ties since its creation pays him a tribute by interpreting his scores where emotional strength, depth, melancholy, singularity, sensitivity and sometimes light-heartedness reflect the central character: the river.
A Galilea Music coproduction.
Concert under the honorary patronage of the Consul General of France in Krakow Frédéric de Touchet.
Running time: 1 H 15’ (no intermission)