Baschet: The Transfiguration of Daily Life
Presents the inventive work of two French brothers, François and Bernard Baschet, creators of unusual, elegant sound sculptures and musical instruments. Interwoven throughout the film are performances and clips from film and television, including Jean Cocteau's The Testament of Orpheus and The Ed Sullivan Show. Stylistically mirroring the sculptures' highly reflective stainless steel surfaces, the film shows how the Baschets' work expresses a unique fusion of their political, social, and aesthetic philosophies. Not content with making work which would only be seen in galleries, the Baschets initiated educational music programs for children and the disabled, in addition to holding worldwide exhibitions and performances. With conviction and humor, the Baschets express their guiding belief that creativity and public participation within the arts are fundamental ways of transforming our lives and the world around us.
In English with optional French subtitles,
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PAST SCREENINGS INCLUDE:
Barcelona, Spain, as part of the Exhibition "Sound Sculptures: The Baschet Instruments"
August 19 - October 2, 2005
The 6th Annual Sound Unseen Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 12 & 15, 2005
Structures Sonores Baschet
Structures Sonores et Pédagogie