Hilliard Ensemble - Thy Kiss of a Divine Nature / The Contemporary Perotin - DVD
DVD | DVDfab Rip | VIDEO_TS (100%) | covers | Booklet | 6,5 GB
CD | EAC FLAC (330 MB) | NO LOG | Embedded CUE | scans (20 MB) | OGG·160 (75 MB)
Arthaus Musik 100 695 (1995) | medieval
Perotin and the film by Uli Anmüuer achieves an audiovisual symbiosis, which asks about the origins and the basis of medieval music, philosophy, architecture and religiousness. The film thus creates a musical painting with medieval chants by the Hilliard Ensemble, accompanied by a scientific dispute, and choreography by Johann Kresnilc. The chant, the dispute and the dance run like a thread throughout the film; they weave around and together attempt to bring Perotin's time and music back to life. The director did not so much employ the classic documentary format with interviews and a historical ambience, rather, his focus was on the presence of music and the staging of the images and the participants. The four scientists Martin Burckhardt, Rudolf Flotzinger, Christian Kaden and Jürg Stenzl, who were filmed in various places, such as the choir stalls of Schleswig Cathedral, discuss the fundamentals of Perotin's music. In the film, the scientists do not just engage in scholastic dispute, they also play around each other as part of a staged workshop discussion. Only, the workshop is a church; the church as a space where Perotin's music can and was able to develop. The film also opens up another sphere of experience; watching the renowned choreographer Johann Kresnik creating a dance. Through the medium of dance, the choreographer and the two dancers, Simona Furlani and Tanja Oetterli, look for ways and possibilities to make the lyrics of Perotin's vocal music comprehensible to us today.