15 giugno 2021

 

La lunga e complessa preparazione di Turner in Uri, presentato dai Westbrook in prima mondiale al festival Alpentöne di Altdorf (Svizzera) il 15 agosto 2003 e replicato qualche giorno dopo a Zurigo, è documentata in Devil's Bridge, film realizzato da Charles Mapleston a stretto contatto con autori e interpreti durante le fasi di ricerca, studio, scrittura, prove e messa in scena. Prodotto e trasmesso a suo tempo dalla televisione svizzera è ora disponibile integralmente presso il WestbrookJazz Moving Picture Show.

A seven-part work based on the painter J.M.W. Turner's travels in Switzerland. Written for two solo vocalists, Kate Westbrook and classical baritone Claudio Danuser, choir (Schola Uriensis directed by Renaldo Battaglia) brass band (Brass Band Uri, conducted by Hans Burkhalter), jazz/rock group: Jon Hiseman (drums), Tim Harries (bass guitar), Mike Westbrook (piano), Chris Biscoe, Barbara Thompson (saxophones). Music: Mike Westbrook. Text: Kate Westbrook, including translations in the five Swiss languages, German, French, Italian, Swiss German and Rumantsch. Plus film projection of paintings by Kate Westbrook. Commissioned by Alpentöne Festival. Premiered in Altdorf and at Zurich Theater Spektakel, August 2003. Broadcast by Swiss Radio and TV. Documentary film directed by Charles Mapleston for Malachite Films, commissioned by Swiss TV.

https://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/turner/index.shtml
https://www.westbrookjazz.co.uk/pictureshow/June2021.shtml
https://www.claudiodanuser.ch
https://www.hibou-anemone-bear.com/TurnerInUri