Cinemusica is a collaboration project between visual artist Mariannita Luzzati and pianist Marcelo Bratke.
The project has been conceived by Mariannita Luzzati and is specially designed to be performed at Brazilian prisons, intended to take the audience on a journey of music and nature. It is an imaginary window through the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, in dialogue with moving images focusing on Brazilian nature, which has inspired Villa-Lobos throughout his creative life.
In 2011 Cinemusica was performed at 10 prisons in the State of São Paulo where a documentary about the project has been produced (directed by Mariannita Luzzati).
A film by Mariannita Luzzati - a concert by Marcelo Bratke CINEMÚSICA from London's Queen Elizabeth Hall to the prisons in Brazil.
About Marcelo Bratke
'Villa-Lobos, played by Mr Bratke, was best of all, offering hints of wildness, yet with elegant construction, subtle rhythmic dislocations and shining piano colours.' Allan Kozinn, 'The New York Times'
About Mariannita Luzzati
'She's a fine painter of landscape and mood, making big abstracted images of subtle colour packed with essence and atmosphere.' Andrew Lambirth, 'The Spectator'
You can watch the screening of this film on Saturday 23 June at 4pm or on Sunday 24 June at 2pm.