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Red and The Kingdom Of Sound - an animated adaptation of Benjamin Britten's The Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra - visualises the symphony orchestra as a fantastical realm comprising fifteen different architectural districts deriving from the different musical instruments of the orchestra. The Animation Shory has been elected for the 2018 Le Petit Cannes Film Festival in May.
Red & The Kingdom Of Sound visualises the symphony orchestra as a fantastical realm comprising fifteen different architectural districts deriving from the different musical instruments of the orchestra. Red, the animation's protagonist, personifies the new-comer to classical music as he makes his way through the distinctive musical terrains of Britten's orchestral landscape.
The animation has been devised to be screened with live accompaniment by symphony orchestras and was commissioned as part of the ONE is more project. The ‘ONE is more’ project, funded by Creative Europe, aims to develop partnerships across boundaries internationally and culturally.
In addition to an ongoing programme of performances in France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Slovakia, Red & The Kingdom Of Sound is also being disseminated to European schools on DVD as part of their respective music curricula. Red & The Kingdom of Sound will also screen at the Lyon Biennale in March 2018. With the assistance of translators, Phil Gomm introduces the animation at the live screenings, explaining the conceptualisation and creative processes of the film's production.
Red & The Kingdom Of Sound was written, directed, art-directed, produced and edited by Phil Gomm. Animation Short - 2017