Medusahead : a video opera clip for decapitated soprano and 3D animated snakes
by Andrée Greenwell (1997)
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Library shelf no. VD 21 [Available for loan]
This is a digital short film in which the score contributes significantly to narrative. Composed, directed and conceived by Andrée Greenwell, AFTRS, 1997. Featuring Helen Noonan as Medusa. Full credit list on the film.
Instrumentation: Soprano, violin, soprano saxophone, cello, double bass, electric bass, harp, snare drum, Kurzweill samples, audio.
Duration: 6 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
First performance: 1997. Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam
The composer notes the following styles, genres and influences etc associated with this work: cross art form, video-opera, music theatre, hybrid, new media
Awarded "Best use of the Medium" at the Bathurst Film Festival in 1997.
Performances of this work
2000: ISCM World Music Days, Luxembourg
1999: Imago Festival, Perth
1998: 5th Sydney International Film Festival
1998: Video Brazil
1997: Champs Libres, Montreal
1997: Cyberart, Valencia
1997: The Edge Of The World Film Festival, Hobart, TAS
1997: Transmediale, Berlin Film Festival, Germany
1997: Worldwide Video Festival, Amsterdam
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