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Medusahead : a video opera clip for decapitated soprano and 3D animated snakes

by Andrée Greenwell (1997)



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Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1997

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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