Notes & Reviews:
"Classical documentaries usually put the performers and creators on display without putting them on a pedestal. Documentary filmmaker Frank Sheffer has made outstanding docs about composers Pierre Boulez and Gyorgy Kurtag, but his A Labyrinth of Time (Ideale Audience) does a remarkable job of explaining American modernist Elliott Carter. In a valentine to New York that would make Woody Allen blush, Sheffer situates Carter's music in the previous century with loving shots of Carter's New York. Born in 1908 and still going strong, Carter comes through as an affable grandfather. He recalls, "When we were living on 114th Street, I was able to take a bicycle and ride all the way down to the tip of Manhattan Island with hardly seeing an automobile." This scene unfolds as Carter discusses the way time works in his pieces, as both remembered and still part of the present. The personal becomes musical." -Time Out ChicagoNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 90 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, German, Dutch
Country of Origin: Europe
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Works DetailsCarter, Elliott : Works
- Period Time: Modern
- Written: 1994