Le poème électronique

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Mathematic sequences and stochastic music.
Sequenze matematiche e musica stocastica.

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Based on original documents, the work by Kees Tazelaar recreates the multimedia work by Le Corbusier and by the musician Edgar Varèse conceived for the Pavilion Philips of the Brussels Expo in 1958, and designed by Le Corbusier himself together with the architect-musician Iannis Xenakis. A unique example of design developed according to the mathematic sequences of the Modulor together with those of the stochastic music that had to represent a summary of the relationship between sound, light and architecture.



Basato su documenti originali, il lavoro di Kees Tazelaar ricostruisce l’opera multimediale di Le Corbusier e del musicista Edgar Varèse, concepita per il Padiglione Philips dell’Expo di Bruxelles del 1958, progettato dallo stesso Le Corbusier con l’architetto-musicista Iannis Xenakis. Un esempio unico di progettazione sviluppata sulle sequenze matematiche del Modulor fuse con quelle della musica stocastica che aveva l’arduo compito di rappresentare una sintesi del rapporto fra suono, luce e architettura.


Film profile

Analysis of Le Corbusier’s scenario, reconstruction of the music: Kees Tazelaar
Year: 2009
Duration: 12 mins
Country: NL
Digital realization, 3D modeling: Henk Lamers / Loftmatic
Color advice: Jan de Heer
Scanning: Cineco BV Amsterdam
© This reconstruction: Stichting Elektronische Gedichten
© Music by Edgard Varèse: Casa Ricordi
Permission granted by Philips Design
Scheduled for MDFF 2014




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