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DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE film by John S. Robertson, music by ZONE LIBRE
(USA, 1920, 60'), Zone Libre (Serge Teyssot Gay, Cyril Bilbeaud)
creation Cité de la Musique, Paris, 2012



 

Based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story: Doctor Henry Jekyll's enthusiasm for science and his selfless acts of service have made him a much-admired man. But as he visits Sir George Carew one evening, his host criticizes him for his reluctance to experience the more sensual side of life. Sir George goads Jekyll into visiting a music hall, where he watches the alluring dancer Gina. Jekyll becomes fascinated with the two contrasting sides of human nature, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of separating them. After extensive work in his laboratory, he devises a formula that does indeed allow him to alternate between two completely different personalities, his own and that of a brutish, lascivious person whom he names Hyde. It is not long before the personality of Hyde begins to dominate Jekyll's affairs

Starring John Barrymore

 

If the flutter of a butterfly wings can create a hurricane to the other end of the word, it's the speckled windscreen Serge Teyssot-Gay (Noir Désir, Interzone) : incandescent guitar, larsen playing between breaks and flights, murderous riffs like shock waves

A drum was missing to permanently pin the earth to the sky: Cyril Bilbeaud, ex Sloy meets him in 2005. Zone Libre (Free Zone) will be the name.

The first live cinema concert is happening in 2009 during a Paris festival dedicated to detective novels. The film is "Nosferatu" by F. W. Murnau.

After another show the next month, Zone Libre decides to get more involved and perform again, as they were so enthusiastic after this first experience

In 2010, Zone Libre shows its second cinema concert, another masterpiece of the German expressionist cinema, The Cabinet of Caligari by Robert Wiene (1919) in a cinema near Paris.A strange, disturbing and shivering atmosphere.

In 2012 attracted by crime and dark movies, "Dr Jekyll et Mr Hyde" by John S. Robertson is the next film they have decided to soundtrack, commissioned by the prestigious Paris venue Cité de la Musique

The purpose is as always to stick to the image in a logic of pure improvisation

The intention is to come up against action, emotion with precision and transcribe an original sound universe with a very personal sensitivity.

In 2020 the film will be 100 years old, and not one wrinkle ! Its birthday will be celebrated during a tour of live cinema concerts on the occasion of this anniversary.

 

Zone Libre are

Serge Teyssot-Gay : guitar

Cyril Bilbeaud : drums

Travels from Paris

 

 

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