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HUMBERT, NICHOLAS - PENZEL, WERNER: Middle of the Moment
DVD. After their prize-winning movie about Fred, the Cinenomads made 'a cinepoem about nomadic life' with Fred providing an integral sound track, which also won a stack of prizes. [Much of this soundtrack appears on Fred's CD of the same name]. It's a fascinating film and for those who only know the soundtrack adds dense layers of data. Their nomads are not simply Saharan tribes but the 'Cirque O', on it's 2 year tour 'creating a furor everywhere', and poet Robert Lax. It looks at the idea of present time. There are also two bonus shorts, one of Cirque O tightrope performer Johann le Guillerm (18 min) with soundtrack by Chris Cutler and Fred Frith from the Prague and Washington CD, and one a homage to poet Robert Lax. (24 min). 2 hours of intense sight and sound. Origin, Germany.