08 Nov Kluge Original Score Performed at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Kluges Commissioned to Write and Perform Original Score for Alice Guy-Blache Silent Film Retrospective, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at 2 pm
In writing the musical score to the films of Alice Guy-Blache, husband and wife composing team Kim Allen Kluge and Kathryn Vassar Kluge have been inspired, not only by Guy-Blache’s extraordinary images, but also by the remarkable qualities of this creative and experimental director/producer. Alice Guy-Blache was a visionary, an innovator and a pioneering lady of film. Perhaps what distinguishes her most is her sense of play within her medium of illusion. She played with visual, sound and narrative techniques that were revolutionary for her time– and always with the intent to entertain! In keeping with Guy-Blache’s approach to her films, the Kluges play with their medium of sound, creating a conversation between past and present in a playful and inventive manner wholly informed by Blache’s vision and spirit. Watching these films of Alice Guy-Blache, one almost feels as if you can see the twinkle in the eye behind the camera. To compliment her aesthetic, the Kluges have developed a novel approach to their musical score that they hope will delight and surprise! Kim Allen Kluge will be conducting the live performance. Snow Dance will be one of the films the Kluges are scoring for this retrospective.