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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

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Sydney Opera House: Miscellaneous Videos

Examples include Architects of Air’s Mirazozo, Joss Whedon live on stage, an interview with Gotham Chopra On The Future of Comics, Babies Proms’ The Four Seasonsand A Load of Rubbish, made as an in-house recycling-awareness video for Greening The House.

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From Mozart to Morrison

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From Mozart to Morrison

Recorded live at the Sydney Town Hall, James Morrison and the SBS Youth Orchestra pay tribute to the 250th birthday of the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [on 27 January 2006].   Jazz virtuoso James Morrison adapts some well-known Mozart repertoire, as well as some common garden implements to perform the Mozart 4th Horn Concerto.

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Peter Sculthorpe’s “Sydney Singing”

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Peter Sculthorpe’s “Sydney Singing”

"The magical photography by Adam Sebire of Sydney’s visual icons is matched by thematic, orchestral, and solo sounds which do not attempt to paint the visuals in sound...  Sebire’s inspired filming of Sydney, both present and historical, provides a visual singing of Sydney.  Especially magical were the scenes of 18th and 19th century paintings superimposed on the Opera House and Circular Quay locations." 

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Le Violoncelle

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Le Violoncelle

35mm film with Dolby SR audio, 4'00".

We track in and then around what appears to be Man Ray’s classic surrealist image featuring his muse Kiki. Beautiful shapes and silhouettes - including an ancient Greek gymnopédiste - dance serenely in the background. For just a moment before metamorphosis, our violoncelle comes to life to sing us a poem set to Satie’s haunting Gymnopédie No.1. “ Le Violoncelle” is a single-shot micro-voyage into the creative milieux of Man Ray, Erik Satie & Kiki de Montparnasse, and from the beginnings of photographic manipulation to the present era of digital duplicity.

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Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

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Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms were written in the middle of the '60s. Blending his trademark street rhythms with a setting of Hebrew psalms from the Old Testament, Bernstein's decidedly ecumenical "Chichester Psalms" are performed here by the combined choirs of Sydney Grammar and Ascham Schools, Sydney, with the SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra and treble Antony Freeman. Christopher Shepard conducts and also takes us on a short tour of Bernstein's secular and religious influences.

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The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

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The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

An entertaining guide to the various sections of the SBS Radio and television Youth Orchestra. Filmed at Sydney Town Hall, with narration by Christopher Lawrence and conducted by Myer Fredman, the program provides an insight into the function and range of all the instruments, which make up the orchestra.  

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