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Moscow 11:19:31

Legendary composer Michael Nyman (“The Piano”) has been making “cine operas” – basically filmed fragments from his global travels – for years now. “Moscow 11:19:31” sees him chronicle a particularly vexing interview where snippets of his music (“La Debarcadère” from La Traversée de Paris) have been inserted to take the place of his answers. [Synopsis by Noah Cowan/Toronto International Film Festival]

War Work: 8 Songs with Film

A song cycle combining texts written by World War I poets, most all of whom lost their lives during the war, chansons vieilles from European poets, archival visual excerpts, and fragments of musical motifs evoking the unknown soldiers: those who have never been found or have lost their lives.