composed for four players:
vln, b cl, perc (marimba & bongos), DJ
duration: c. 70 minutes
First performance at Chapter Cinema, Cardiff on 6 November 2004
with Thoby Davis (violin), Steve Moss (bass clarinet), Matthew West (percussion), DJ Jaffa
Made in 1928, Moulin Rouge is the story of an eternal love triangle set in the world of entertainment. Though described as “Britain’s first Superfilm”, the overall impression is far from British. Directed by Ewald André Dupont and featuring Russian actress Olga Tschechowa, the elaborate sets and rich shadowy lighting in particular recall the contemporary German cinema.Charlie Barber’s new score – performed by four musicians and DJ – is influenced by both traditional Parisian cabaret and contemporary urban culture.