Philip Brophy performing 'Kissed'

Composed and performed by Philip Brophy, Kissed is a live score accompanying Andy Warhol's silent film series Kiss (1964). Performed in quadraphonic sound and based around a series of Brophy's recorded and processed acoustic drum recordings, Kissed creates a pulsating rhythmic dialogue with the film's kissing couples.

Art Exhibition previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 30 October 2012 to Tuesday 30 October 2012
Launch Tuesday 30 October 2012, 8pm

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Published by anonymous on Thursday 25 October 2012.
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It accentuates the film’s morbidly voyeuristic thrills and engulfs the audience in a heady swirl of lip-smacking beats. The score employs a fixed ensemble palette (drums, fretless bass, electric piano, synth embellishments and occasional sampled strings) in order to chart the erogenous rise and fall of each couple’s sexual performance.

While cinema soundtracks usually dance around the performers as they exchange dialogue, Kissed sculpts dramatic arcs and shapes by ‘reading into’ the actors’ internal states of mind. Join us for this not-to-be-missed live performance.

Presented as part of Experimenta Speak to Me.