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La Monnaie / De Munt

© Kumi Yamashita

Opera & Family

Visual Voices

experimental short films accompanied with live music


look and listen in new ways

Alongside CINEMATEK and Bozar, La Monnaie is working to develop new formats that illustrate the many interconnections between the visual and the auditory. Children are fully capable of appreciating the wonderful treasures offered by a different kind of cinema, from different times and from different corners of the world. In a dialogue with musicians and sound artists, who perform live, images and music encourage us to look and listen in new ways.

  • Freedom now! 19.03.2017
    In the adaptation by the director Christophe Coppens, Foxie! The Cunning Little Vixen evokes a world of young people yearning for new experiences and rebelling against the adult world. Complementing the opera, Visual Voices presents a programme constructed around Jean Vigo’s short film Zéro de conduit, which looks at young schoolchildren’s passion for freedom. The English composer and instrumentalist Steve Beresford explores a great variety of musical worlds; together with the singer Elaine Mitchener, he presents a concert specially conceived for the occasion.
  • Colours of Spring 23.04.2017
    This programme is a sequel to the Black and White programme presented on 4 December last. It offers an opportunity to discover some gems from the CINEMATEK collection: animated films and films that were coloured using a variety of techniques: by hand, using stencils, or by painting directly onto film, as well as films in Technicolor, Kodacolor, Eastmancolor, etc. One of CINEMATEK’s talented pianists provides improvised musical accompaniment.

In collaboration withBOZAR & CINEMATEK