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MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT in Prague, Czech Republic


Kongresové centrum Praha, 7:00 p.m.

Performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of composer Don Davis.

Cinema in the 4th dimension … MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT brings the winner of four Oscars to the concert hall. The live film concert combines visionary science fiction imagery with the sound of a large symphonic orchestra. THE MATRIX is deemed to have played a groundbreaking role in the development of the science fiction genre, dealing with a subject of concern to millions of cinema goers at the turn of millennium: the border between reality and the virtual world. The film’s content, narrative and technical realization (e.g. the so-called ‘bullet time effect’) helped open up and propagate a new dimension of film appreciation.

The music: In his composition for THE MATRIX, Don Davis reconciles new music stylistics with the requirements of an action film, using complex and unrelenting sounds to portray the nonreality of the Matrix. ‘An orchestral challenge that may be one or two decades ahead of its time.’ (Jerry McCulley) MATRIX LIVE - FILM IN CONCERT is an outstanding musical and visual experience as well as a major challenge in terms of technical and musical realisation. The soundtrack, which has been adapted for the live production by the EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE, contains the film’s dialogues and sound effects, its source music and those musical sound effects that are part of the orchestra’s score. The score itself is played live by the orchestra in time with the film. The resulting innovative balance between spoken word, sound effects and magnificent orchestral sound combines the three levels to create an emotive audio and visual experience, epitomising the clash between the natural and the virtual world.