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Day by day / June, 2005

Paris qui dort

René Clair, Yan Maresz, Court-Circuit

A night watchman at the Eiffel Tower looks down onto the city to find it sleeping. He roams around the suddenly paralyzed streets and quarters of Paris.

In René Clair’s film, the mad scholar who has decided to freeze the city’s movements doubles as an incarnation of the film-maker during the editing phase: the images gaining their sense and speed from arbitrary choices and inventive decisions.

To this is added the other "time-movement" art, music. Paris qui dort provokes the virtuosic fluidity of Yan Maresz whose new work for ensemble and electronics will accompany the projection at the Auditorium du Louvre.

French Film (1923) by René Clair. Music for chamber ensemble and electronics by Yan Maresz.


Ensemble Court-circuit. Direction: Jean Deroyer. Computer music by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou. Computer music production: Benoit Meudic.

Commissioned by the Auditorium du Louvre. World Premiere

An IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble Court-circuit and Auditorium du Louvre co-production

Photo: ©Centre Pompidou/Mnam

From Friday, 3 to Sunday, June 5, 2005, Auditorium du Louvre, Paris

  • June 3 & 4: 8:00pm / June 5: 4:00pm
  • approx. 73 minutes
Copyright Ircam - Centre Pompidou 2005.