In the nineties Philip Glass composed two symphonies inspired by Low and Heroes, the first two albums of David Bowie’s mythical “Berlin trilogy”.

In 2018 Renaud Cojo magnifies the beauty of these pieces by having them interpreted by the Belgian National Orchestra: Along with singer Bertrand Belin, the Symphony No. 1 spectacularly enriches the screening of Cojo’s film inspired by Bowie’s writings.

In a second part, we now have Bertrand Belin on stage, reading The Journal of Nathan Adler written in 1996 by Bowie himself. Stef Kamil Carlens accompanies this part with a cover of Art Decade (Low, 1976).

The third part is a performance of Glass’ Symphony No. 4 which accompanies a screening of a choreographic work created by contemporary icon Louise Lecavalier and performed by her and one of her partners Frédéric Tavernini.

A huge admirer of Ziggy Stardust, Renaud Cojo creates layers of references to the singer’s universe to invent his own Berlin cycle: an intricate reimagining of Bowie’s work which is a veritable odyssey mixing symphonic music and stage performances.

Bande-Annonce du film "Low" de Renaud Cojo sur la Symphonie n°1 de Philip Glass. Premières les 7 et 8 Mars à la Philharmonie de Paris, à l'occasion de l'Exposition DAVID BOWIE IS. Avec : Bertrand Belin, Uta Eismann, Oscar Panisset-Barachant, Eugène Moritz, Pierre Barachant, Odile Hautemulle, Ronan Favereau, Stéphane Lalloz, Amandine Thiriet, Pierre-Jérôme Adjedj, Flieger Fisher, Fernand Schmitz, Louise Lecavalier Image : Denis Louis Assistante Caméra : Natacha Raymond Assistant Réalisateur et Technique : Benoît Arène Première Assistante : Elodie Colin Deuxième Assistante : Cyrielle Bloy Chef Electro : Benjamin Schmidt Drône : Cornélius Diemer Cadreuse Drône : Anke Riester Régie et Photographie Plateau : Pierre-Jérôme Adjedj Equipe Complémentaire Montréal : Premier Assistant : Laurent Rojol Assistant Caméra : John Lipsz Construction Décor : Jaden Scholes Studios du Château St Ambroise Costumes : Odile Béranger Copiste : Laurence Jérôme Accessoires : Renaud Cojo Conception Néon : Jean-François Ciutat Génériques et effets : Clément Rière Etalonnage Lucie Bruneteau (Phileas Production) Direction de production : Cédric Walter et Olivier Marboeuf pour Spectre Production Assistant de production : Jeremy Rossi Production : Spectre Production, Les Films Jack Fébus, Ouvre le Chien, DICRéAM Avec le soutien du Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse / Institut Français d’Allemagne

Info

  • Duration

    140’ (including intermission)

  • Sound level

    category 2

Cast

  • Concept
    Renaud Cojo

    Set design
    Renaud Cojo, Philippe Casaban, Eric Charbeau

    Light design
    Eric Blosse

    Technics and video (design)
    Laurent Rojol

    Direction FILM LOW
    Renaud Cojo

    Advisor to the director
    Benoit Arène

    Assistant
    Cyrielle Bloy

    Main character
    Bertrand Belin

    Minor roles
    Pierre-Jérôme Adjedj, Pierre Barachant, Oscar Barachant-Panisset, Uta Eismann, Ronan Faverau, Odile Hautemulle, Stéphane Lalloz, Eugène Moritz, Amandine Thiriet

    Director of photography
    Denis Louis

    Camera assistant
    Natacha Raymond

    Drone
    Cornélius Diemer

    Lighting director
    Benjamin Schmidt

    Costumes
    Odile Béranger

    Costume continuity
    Odile Hautemulle

    Translation manager
    Pierre-Jérôme Adjedj

    Copier
    Laurence Jérôme

    Props
    Renaud Cojo

    Chief editor
    Clément Rière

  • Calibration
    Lucie Bruneteau

    Graphics
    Dan Maurin

    Production manager
    Cédric Walter (Spectre Production)

    Production
    Vanessa Vallée

    Administration
    Thierry Rousseau assisté de Anne Dulucq Film Low (Berlin), Journal de Nathan Adler 


    Actor
    Bertrand Belin

    Music and execution
    Stef Kamil Carlens

    Soundsystem
    Eddy Da Costa

    Direction
    Laurent Rojol

    Video recording
    Heroes (Montréal)


    Choregraphy
    Louise Lecavalier

    Dancers
    Louise Lecavalier, Fréderic Tavernini

    Production
    Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris (Paris), Opéra National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, Spectre production, Les films Jack Fébus


    With the support of
    Bureau du Théâtre et de la Danse, Institut Français d’Allemagne, DICREAM (pour le / for the / voor de film LOW)

    The Diaries of Nathan Adler or the Art-Ritual Murder of Baby Grace Blue was a text written by David Bowie from the album OUTSIDE and reproduce with the kind permission of RZO Music - translated by Jean Paul Mourlon

Calendar

  • Thursday
    20:15
    Grande Salle
  • Friday
    20:15
    Grande Salle
  • Saturday
    20:15
    Grande Salle

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