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Author Romitelli, Fausto, 1963-2004.

Title An index of metals / [music by] Fausto Romitelli ; [conception by] Fausto Romitelli and Paolo Pachini.

Published [Place of publication not identified] : Cypres, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
Uniform title Index of metals.
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (49 minutes, 35 seconds) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 audio disc (CD) + 1 booklet
polychrome rdacc
Notes "A video-opera".
DVD contains the original film and the new TV version.
Performers Donatienne Michel-Dansac, voice ; Ictus ; Georges-Élie Octors, conductor ; Kenka Lèkovich, video.
Summary The aim of Index of Metals is to turn the secular form of opera into an experience of total perception, plunging the spectator into an incandescent matter that is both luminous and sonorous, a magma of flowing sounds, shapes and colours, with no narrative but that of hypnosis, possession and trance. It is a lay ritual, rather like the light shows of 1960s or today's rave parties in which space, having assumed a solid form through the volume of sound and visual saturation appears to twist into a thousand anamorphoses. Rather than calling on our analytical ability, like most contemporary music, An Index of Metals aims to take possession of the body with its over exposition of senses and pleasure. An Index of Metals is thus not simply another attempt to the new operatic genre by adding a visual element to the production, nor is it a strictly multi-media approach in which each artist contributes to a common narrative. It is, rather, a completely new concept in which sound and light become part of a single through process, like music and video, where timbre and images are used as elements of a single continuum subjected to the same computer transformations. The story is that of the fusion of perception, the absence of landmarks, the henceforth limitless body in the furnace of a ritual mass of sound.
System notes DVD. Format: double-side DVD, one side PAL and the other NTSC. Screen format: 4:3. Sound tracks: 5.1 surround and stereo.
Language notes English words. Notes in Dutch, French, English and Italian in booklet.
Other author Pachini, Paolo, 1964-
Michel-Dansac, Donatienne.
Octors, Georges-Elie, 1947-
Lèkovich, Kenka.
Ictus (Musical group)
Subject Operas.
Publisher Number CYP5622 Cypres