Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre and Nexus Arts
Adelaide French Festival 2018
World Premiere/Adelaide Exclusive
French pioneer Georges Méliès revolutionised the beginnings of film through his innovative mini-masterpieces. The father of special effects in filmmaking, Méliès produced hundreds of charming short films, playfully exploring new techniques to mesmerising results.
In this, an exclusive premiere performance, three ensembles of leading Adelaide musicians each provide a unique approach to scoring these iconic films. The Zeitgeist Orchestra, innovative drummer Jarrad Payne and jazz violinist Julian Ferraretto will respond live to a selection of projected films, proving that Méliès’ works are still as curiously spectacular today as ever.