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Edgard Varèse: The One Alone


The American premiere of Edgard Varèse: The One Alone, a film by Dutch producer Frank Scheffer, presented by Other Minds. Including interviews with Pierre Boulez, John Cage, and Elliott Carter. Kabuki Sundance Theatre, San Francisco; selected for the 2009 Venice Film Festival.

Edgard Varèse: The One Alone is an expedition to the life and work of the French–American composer Edgard Varèse (1883-1965), a composer who made Frank Scheffer, become fascinated by music made in the 20th century. Varèse was a visionary composer who turned around the term of music completely and was the first composer who looked for a way to indicate other sounds than the defined tone altitudes. The film unveils the mystery behind this alchemist in sound.

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