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New music champion Other Minds has announced the screening of a new film biography of the composer Edgard Varèse, The One All Alone, to be held on April 19, 2010 at 7:30pm. The screening, which will be the U.S. premiere of the film, will take place at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco to benefit Other Minds. Tickets, at $20, are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.

The One All Alone, by Dutch director Frank Scheffer, explores the life and work of the ground-breaking French-American composer Edgard Varèse (1883-1965). The documentary,which was shot on location in New Mexico, New York, the Netherlands, France and China, includes rare footage of Varèse, plus interviews with Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, and Varèse's protégé, composer Chou Wen-chung. Musical performances feature the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly.

The Dutch director and producer Frank Scheffer (b.1956) has become the foremost documentarian of contemporary musical lives. His past projects include Conducting Mahler (1996), about the 1995 Mahler Festival in Amsterdam, with Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Riccardo Muti and Sir Simon Rattle; Frank Zappa: The Present Day Composer Refuses to Die (2000); A Labyrinth of Time (2004), on Elliott Carter; The Sprawling in the Ocean (2001), on present day New York composers; Sonic Acts (1998), on the history of electronic music; and The Road (1997), about Louis Andriessen.

Mr.Scheffer and composer Chou Wen-chung will both attend the April showing of The One All Alone, and will discuss Edgard Varèse, the film, and related topics with Other Minds Executive & Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian after the screening.

Added by otherminds on March 26, 2010

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