Video reconstitution by P. Szpirglas of the original concert/performance: Trio in 14 variations, by Ludwig van Beethoven, ordered by Andre Curmi on the 150th anniversary of Beethoven’s death (1977) for the ‘Centre culturel communal de Chatillon’.
Music for the eye
The "Musique pour les Yeux", so named by Maurice Fleuret, was born from the capture in time of the trajectories of mobiles conceived and created by Etienne Bertrand Weill for each one.
The mobile disappears to make room for this unique capture of light and movement, the sequence of which becomes a new instrument that converses with the others.
These works were not only composed but also performed by Etienne Bertrand Weill, and there is hardly any original recording of them.
For each performance, the artist, author, director and 'instrumentalist', breathed with the audience and his hands gave each interpretation its unique character.
In deciding to freeze these shows, we wanted to restore these works (and the slides that make them up) in order to offer them, once again, to a large audience. The fact remains that the works projected here, in film form, are a reconstruction.