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The Bridge Project

Film, Music, Diplomacy

Kyoto, Japan

New York, USA




映像   音楽   国際交流


songs without words

The program for the Bridge project consists of composers Samuel Barber, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Enesco, Bela Bartok, Noriko Nakamura, and Bonnie McAlvin. The works are chosen as a result of their intrinsic beauty, their ability to open an empathic space, and their ability to evoke images of bridges and connection.

Agatha, by Noriko Nakamura

Vocalise, by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Canzone (Elegy), by Samuel Barber

Cantabile et Presto, by Georges Enesco

15 Hungarian Peasant Songs, by Bela Bartok

And the joy will burn out the pain, by Bonnie McAlvin

A film will be commissioned for each of the musical works, and will be shown while the music is performed (live). In this way, the films will impact the interpretation of the music, and the musical interpretation will impact the interpretation of the film.

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