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The artist has a duty to hold back. He must control his feelings and commitment, he cannot pour out his heart unrestricted: he has to give shape to every feeling in an Olympic calm. Only then can the artist express some of his involvement.

— Andrei Tarkovsky

mini music movies

Andrei Tarkovsky

Stalker – pièces froides

mini music movie (33′55″)

Tarkovsky meets Satie
music

pieces from Pièces Froides
composed by Erik Satie
performed by Reinbert de Leeuw (1977)

images, sound and text

scenes from the movie Stalker
directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1979)

video

frankzweers.nl/
june 2018

Offret – dreistimmige inventionen

mini music movie (35′11″)

Tarkovsky meets Bach
music

pieces from Dreistimmige Inventionen (Three-part Inventions)
composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Luis Angel Martínez (2012)

images, sound and text

scenes from the movie Offret (The Sacrifice)
directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1986)

video

frankzweers.nl/
january 2018

Nostalghia – impresiones intimas

mini music movie (21′21″)

Tarkovsky meets Mompou
music

pieces from Impresiones Intimas
composed by Frederico Mompou
performed by Luis Angel Martínez (2012)

images, sound and text

scenes from the movie Nostalghia
directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1983)

video

frankzweers.nl/
for my dear mother, 17 may 2017


mini music movies
Richard Rijnvos

Amérique du Nord

mini music movie (16′44″)

a mosaïque of American movies
music

composed by Richard Rijnvos

recording

The Royal Concertgebouw orchestra
conducted by Gustavo Gimeno
Concertgebouw Amsterdam (3 february 2017)

images
Hollywood pastiche

fragments in reverse order:

Steven Spielberg - AI (2001)
The Blue fairy under water in New York City

Alex Proyas - Knowing (2009)
Solar storm destruction scene of New York City

Tim Burton - Mars Attacks! (1996)
Martians landing in America

Victor Fleming - The Wizard of Oz (1930)
Dorothy & Toto unveiling the Wizard of Oz

David Lynch - Blue Velvet (1986)
Opening sequence

Orson Welles - Citizen Kane (1941)
Opening sequence

Stanley Kubrick - Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Major Kong riding the bomb  

Walt Disney - Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Little Alice drinking the bottle

Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise - West Side Story (1961)
Dancing scene on the roof
Fighting scene in the basement

Alfred Hitchcock - Spellbound (1945)
Salvador Dali Dream sequences
Suicide scene

Alfred Hitchcock - Saboteur (1942)
Murder scene at Statue of Liberty

Alfred Hitchcock - Psycho (1961)
Murder scene in shower

Tim Burton - Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Alice falling into the rabbit hole

Walt Disney - Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Alice hurrying to the rabbit hole

Mark Sandrich - Top Hat (1935)
Fred Astaire & top hats dancing sequence
Ballet dance sequences




Michael Bay - Transformers (2007)
Soldiers battle with Transformer Robots in the desert

Alfred Hitchcock - North by Northwest (1959)
Crop duster scene with Cary Grant
Two men waiting in the desert

Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill: Volume II (2004)
Uma Thurman seeking revenge in the desert

Martin Scorsese - Casino (1995)
Meeting of two Mafiosi in the desert

Baz Luhrmann - Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Leonardo di Caprio in the desert

Wim Wenders - Paris Texas (1984)
Harry Dean Stanton walking in the desert
Eagle lands on a rock

Martin Scorsese - Taxi Driver (1976)
Taxi driver Robert de Niro driving through New York City

Ted Wilde - Speedy (1928)
Taxi driver Harold Lloyd chased by police

Archive material (1920s)
New York city full with cars, busses and trains

Roland Emmerich - The Patriot (2000)
The American Revolution
Scene from the Battle of Camden

Raoul Walsh - The Big Trail (1930)
Pelgrims invading America
Caravan wagons going West

BBC documentary - Pilgrims (2015)
Animation of ships arriving in America

Walt Disney - Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Alice falling into the rabbit hole

John Ford - The Searchers (1959)
Cowboys shooting Indians

The Antoine Fuqua - The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Explosion, horses & cowbows

Stanley Kubrick - 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Spaceship floating in space

NASA (2015)
Footage from ISS flying over North America
North America on the globe

video

frankzweers.nl/
april 2017

Antarctique

mini music movie (13′22″)

music

composed by Richard Rijnvos

recording

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
conducted by Susanna Mälkki
Holland Festival, Gashouder Amsterdam (22 june 2012)

images

Frozen Planet
BBC Earth (2011)

Antartica: A Year on Ice
directed by Anthony Powell (2013)

Antartica
drone footage by Kalle Ljung (2015)

video

frankzweers.nl/
may 2017


mini music movies
George Gurdjieff

Gurdjieff in Metropolis

mini music movie (8′22″)

music

George Gurdjieff - N8; The Great Prayer
composed by George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann
from the album Oriental Suite, the complete Orchestral works (1923-24)
performed by the Metropole Orchestra
Basta Music (2006)

images

scenes from the movie
Metropolis
directed by Fritz Lang (1927)

video

frankzweers.nl/
december 2017

Gurdjieff reads Prosporo's Books

mini music movie (7′33″)

music

George Gurdjieff - N 33; Untitled Dance
N 28; Lezginka
N 34; Turkish Dance
composed by George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann
from the album Oriental Suite, the complete Orchestral works (1923-24)
performed by the Metropole Orchestra
Basta Music (2006)

images

Scenes from the movie
Prosporo's Books
with John Gielgud as Prosporo
directed by Peter Greenaway (1991)

video

frankzweers.nl/
december 2017

Gurdjieff visits the Monastery of Dance

music video (3′22″)

music

George Gurdjieff - Oriental Suite - V Tibetan Masked Dance
composed by George Gurdjieff and Thomas de Hartmann
from the album Oriental Suite, the complete Orchestral works (1923-24)
performed by the Metropole Orchestra
Basta Music (2006)

images

scenes from the movie
Meetings with Remarkable Men
directed by Peter Brook (1979)

video

frankzweers.nl/
december 2017


— mini music movies (2017-2018)
— photo & video art by Frank Zweers