Film Love: Mauricio Kagel’s Two-Man Orchestra
290 MLK Jr. Drive SE, Suite 8
Atlanta, GA 30312
Hosted by: Film Love
Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) was a German-Argentine avant-garde composer who made films of performances of his compositions. Two-Man Orchestra (Zwei-Mann-Orchester) features two men contained within giant contraptions that contain over 250 instruments.
Completely encased in these massive machines, the performers must use every part of their body — fingers, feet, legs, heads, et. al. — to “play” their instruments. As Film Love describes, “the performers evoke everything from Charlie Chaplin to circus music to complete atonality in a virtuoso physical and musical feat.”
Zwei-Mann-Orchester (Two-Man Orchestra) (film, 1973, 71 minutes)