Ekstasis

 

Ekstasis short musical films. Jean-Baptiste Barrière directs 6 avant-garde short films with corresponding modern classical works. The works are:

  1. Kaija Saariaho Nocturne with violinist Aliisa Neige Barrière.

  2. Kaija Saariaho NoaNoa with flutist Camilla Hoitenga.

  3. Kaija Saariaho Lonh with soprano Raphaële Kennedy.

  4. Jean-Baptiste Barrière Crossing the Blind Forest with flutist Camilla Hoitenga.

  5. Jean-Baptiste Barrière Violance with violinist Aliisa Neige Barrière.

  6. Jean-Baptiste Barrière Ekstasis with soprano Raphaële Kennedy.

This title features wildly original music and video art: note the cover art and the vimeo clip below. One of the pieces is played at least in part on a bass flute, and this may be the first time this instrument has appeared in a Blu-ray recording. The disc also has substantial interviews with both composers. Released 2019, disc has 5.1 surround sound. Grade: NA

Here is a trailer from Jean-Baptiste Barrière:

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