PROJECTS

Current and previous projects, commissions, and collaborations

Georges Méliès "Solitudes" Ciné-concert (2018)


Photos by Jesco Denzel

Presented on 1 Feb 2018 as part of The European Film Festival at Metropolis Cinema, Beirut and on 16 Feb 2018 as part of Berlinale Forum at Delphi FIlm-Palast, Berlin
 
Georges Méliès “Solitudes”

A Ciné-concert by
Khyam Allami (Oud, Electronics)
Magda Mayas (Piano)
Tony Elieh (Electric Bass)
Abed Kobeissy (Buzuk, Electronics)
Sharif Sehnaoui (Electric Guitar)

Five musicians interpret some of Georges Méliès’ classics, as well as a few of his lesser known gems. Each artist has chosen the film(s) that appealed most to him from Méliès’ extensive body of work. Expect a heavy load of surrealist strangeness, startling illusions and extravagant special effects from the uncontested father of modern cinema. The composers, each coming from very distinctive backgrounds, will add their personal colors to the program.

LE DIABLE AU COUVENT (1899)
NOUVELLES LUTTES EXTRAVAGANTES (1900)
Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar)

LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE (1902)
Khyam Allami (synthesizer, oud)

VOYAGE À TRAVERS L'IMPOSSIBLE (1904)
Magda Mayas (piano)

LES QUAT' CENTS FARCES DU DIABLE (1906)
Tony Elieh (electric bass, electronics)

DEUX CENT MILLES LIEUX SOUS LES MERS OU LE CAUCHEMAR DU PÊCHEUR (1907)
Abed Kobeissy (buzuk, electronics)

ÉCLIPSE DU SOLEIL EN PLEINE LUNE (1907)
Sharif Sehnaoui (electric guitar)
© 2018 Khyam Allami