Cristal Voyager

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Save the Date! Floydseum Film Festival

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Floydseum invites all to watch "Crystal Voyager" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. A color film of 1975, the first part is focused on the activities of three surfers (played by themselves) on the narrative voice of George Greenough. The second part of the film is based completely on the shooting of a camera mounted on a surfboard. The background music for this part is composed entirely of Echoes by Pink Floyd.

Details:

  • Time: 78 min
  • Color: Color
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Director: David Elfick
  • Production: George Greenough
  • Screenplay: George Greenough
  • Music: Pink Floyd
  • Characters: George Greenough (himself), Ritchie West (himself), Nat Young (himself)
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Remember that night

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Floydseum invites all to watch "Remember that night" at the former church of Santa Marta, place of The Night of Wonders exhibition. The recording of the concert of David Gilmour live in London, May 2006 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, recorded during her tour "On an Island". The concert lineup mixes the songs on the new solo album of old songs with Gilmour of Pink Floyd.

The tracks:

  • Speak to Me
  • Breathe
  • Time
  • Breathe (Reprise)
  • Castellorizon
  • On an Island (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • The Blue (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Red Sky at Night
  • This Heaven
  • Then I Close My Eyes (with Robert Wyatt)
  • Smile
  • Take a Breath
  • A Pocketful of Stones
  • Where We Start
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond
  • Pts. 1-5 (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Fat Old Sun
  • Coming Back to Life
  • High Hopes
  • Echoes
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Find the Cost of Freedom (with David Crosby and Graham Nash)
  • Arnold Layne (with David Bowie)
  • Comfortably Numb (with David Bowie)
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La Vallee (obscured by clouds)

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Save the Date! Floydseum Film Festival

Sunday, August 10, 2014

La Vallee is a 1972 film produced and directed by Barbet Schroeder. It was never released theatrically in Italian or dubbed in Italian. The soundtrack is the work of Pink Floyd, whose music has, however, a fleeting presence during the entire movie.

The songs written by Pink Floyd specifically for the soundtrack were then collected on their album "Obscured by Clouds" whose title refers of course to the plot of the film.

Time: 114 minutes

Color: Color

Genre: drama

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Written by: Barbet Schroeder, Paul Gégauff

Producer: Michel Chandlery, Stéphane Tchagadjieff

Production company: Les Films du Losange, CNS

Photography: Nestor Almendros

Music: Pink Floyd

Cast and characters: Bulle Ogier, Valérie Lagrange, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Michael Gothard, Monique Giraudy, Jérome Beauvalert, the tribe Mapuga

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The Wall Live in Berlin

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Concert Roger Waters live in Berlin July 21, 1990

Saturday, August 9, at the exhibition The Night of Wonders former church of Santa Marta it will be broadcasted the concert film that contains the live recording of Pink Floyd rock opera "The Wall" performed in Berlin, Germany, 21 July 1990 to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall. The public expected early in Potsdamer Platz was 250,000 people, although before the show the figure will rise to around 350,000 spectators.

The other members of Pink Floyd did not accept to perform Waters then formed a band very heterogeneous composed by different artists for almost every song performed. Were involved in the project Bryan Adams, The Band, Paul Carrack, Thomas Dolby, James Galway, Jerry Hall, The Hooters, Cyndi Lauper, Ute Lemper, Joni Mitchell, Paddy Moloney, Van Morrison, Sinead O'Connor, the Scorpions. In addition to performing the full text of "The Wall", after the collapse of the wall at the end of "The Trial" is performed the song "The Tide is turnig", recorded by Waters for his solo albun "Radio KAOS".

The concert was broadcast live for two hours in 52 different countries.

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An exhibition shows the Pink Floyd in Venice

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Many people remember that night. The famous night of 15 July 1989 when Venice was preparing to host an event quite out of the ordinary. The Pink Floyd concert on a floating platform on the lagoon, just across the square.

They came from all over the world to attend this exceptional performance in the most romantic city of art, which in the hot summer evening had played the role of capital of the planet rock. And the memories of the magic of the moment musical and visual (marked by fireworks) are mixed with the more prosaic "defeat" of the Serenissima in front of the battalions of visitors do not always taught to respect places of history and culture, famously more fragile, like Venice (and in any case not be able to do at that time in subsidized).

Twenty-five years later, the spotlight has once again focused on this event. This is not to reopen the discussion, bring out nostalgic or grievances, rather than closer look at what happened in those days, as the concert was prepared with extraordinary means adapted to the exceptional nature of the event, the crowd massed in front of the basins, the forest of gondolas, the look of Gilmour, Mason and Wright on this almost Disney-set design, the emotion of the musicians.

All through a rich photographic material, to which you add documents, articles, testimonies collected by the cultural Floydseum - founded by Alberto Durgante, Gianluigi Money and Marco Bonecher - for the exhibition "The Night of Wonders" opened July 12 in former Gothic-Romanesque church of Santa Marta and can be visited throughout the summer, until October 26. A few days earlier, on July 9, at 18, this appointment was presented in the Sala Apollinare at La Fenice theater with the participation of a special guest.

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Pink Floyd, 25 years after the concert in Venice

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Not a happy experience for the Serenissima, but definitely a great event that you add to the many significant moments in the career of the group

In 1983 The Final Cut. Then two years later, Roger Waters officially leaves the band. In fact, Pink Floyd are granted a long break before returning in 1987 with A Momentary Lapse Of Reason. After the release of that album, the band begins a long tour until the summer of '89.

The date, however, no one would ever expect is that of July 15, 1989 in Venice, the Grand Canal, on a platform moored in front of Piazza San Marco. The live version is limited to organizational matters and broadcasting needs.

Pink Floyd playing it for 90 minutes in front of 200 thousand people arrived at the unique location, created especially for the occasion. The countries associated with the event are more than twenty, 100 million viewers are estimated.

Go on stage David Gilmour (guitars and vocals) Richard Wright (keyboards and vocals) Nick Mason (drums and percussion) Jon Carin (keyboards, synthesizer, vocals) Tim Renwick (guitars) Guy Pratt (bass and vocals) Scott Page (saxophones) Gary Wallis (percussion) Rachel Fury (backing vocals) Durga McBroom (backing vocals) and Lorelei McBroom (backing vocals).

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The legendary Pink Floyd concert in Venice comes alive in an exhibition

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The Night Of Wonders celebrates the 25th anniversary of the concert with photos and documents

(Interview with Alberto Durgante, president of the Cultural Association, at Radio One Veneto)

Relive the famous Pink Floyd concert in Venice in 1989 in an exhibition. We talked to Hello Veneto One with the president of Floydseum, Alberto Durgante, who has designed and built an exhibition in Venice in the former Church of Santa Marta and now we're going to present.

A beautiful sunny day greeted this past Saturday, July 12, the opening of the exhibition "The Night Of Wonders", a new ambitious project of the Cultural Floydseum that intends to repeat the success of "Outside The Wall", a series of shows and events held last July in Padua in conjunction with the Roger Waters concert at the stadium Euganeo.

This time the main theme is the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the famous Pink Floyd concert held on a floating stage placed in front of Piazza san Marco, on July 15, 1989. Luxurious After the prologue of Wednesday, July 9 at the Hall Apollinea great the Teatro La Fenice, where it was presented the "the making of Ca ira", by Roger Waters, the presence of director Adrian Maben, from 12 July to 26 October is an open exhibition "The Night of Wonders," at the Port Space, the former church of Santa Marta, shed 34. The area outside the usual tourist flows, is in fact beyond the call of the big cruise ships, which can be seen to arrive and depart from the quay opposite the entrance of the exhibition.

And interesting to remember (when you say coincidences) as, meter meter more or less, it was here that was built floating stage used in concert in 1989, before being transported to Piazza San Marco. The area of the Port of Venice is very charming, rich in industrial archeology that reminds many of the typical themes and environments floydiani, "Wish You Were Here" at all, and can be reached by vaporetto stops in Santa Marta (landed turn to the right and go straight), and San Basilio (landed, turn left and go straight), from walking from Piazzale Roma or rafts along the road that runs along the building of arrival of the people mover.

The exhibition is located in the former Gothic-Romanesque church of Santa Marta, a classic example of how once you knew how to use with wisdom the stone to create a simple yet cozy environments; the churchyard, to welcome the many visitors on Saturday, there was a inflatable pig (guess what color?) 3 meters high and 6 long, to which no one has been able to resist approaching to take a souvenir photo pending the opening the exhibition scheduled for 12 noon.

With slight delay waiting for the guest of honor, the members of Floydseum (Alberto Durgante the president, the vice-president Gianluigi Money, Marco Bonecher, Cal Nicola De Luca Berta, Mattia Crespi, Stefano Torriani, Mauro Fagnani, eminent members from around the world, Massimiliano Viezzi head stand), explained the objectives of the association are those who "not only to celebrate 25 years since Pink Floyd concert but also to continue to spread the culture and art Pink Floyd, an art that is not only musical for which are universally known, but also that of the image (think of the beautiful graphics of Storm Thorgerson), poetry (the marvelous texts, mostly by Roger Waters) and the show (the group has always been a pioneer since the '70s in wanting to combine music on stage and stage effects increasingly complex and innovative)."

For the ribbon-cutting ceremony was called "the man without whom there would have been nothing to celebrate" or Fran Tomasi, promoter and organizer, among other things, the Pink Floyd concert in Venice, 1989; visibly moved by this unexpected tribute to his great masterpiece 25 years ago, Tomasi thanked Floydseum and made ​​an appointment at all for his show "Pink Floyd exhibition, Their mortal remains" to be held from 19 September to the Factory steam Milan.

After the ribbon-cutting ceremony and a toast of good wishes, the entire audience defendant could get to see the show; between the various people agreed were noted Adrian Maben, director of the movie "Pink Floyd at Pompeii" with his wife, Chantal, Stefano Bressani, author of the very special "sculptures dressed", Luigi Pedrazzi of Arteutopia famous gallerist from Milan and friend of Storm Thorgerson, Stefano Tarquini, aka Mr. Pinky, one of the largest collectors in the world of floydian vinyl, authorities and personalities of the Venetian world and many longtime fans, friends and acquaintances.

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Marco Lodola and Stefano Bressani at the Pink Floyd show

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25 years after Pink Floyd concert, "The night of wonders" was inaugurated in Venice

An exhibition on the tracks of the great rock group. Many of the works displayed will be the heart and soul of floydian artists. There will be two artists from Pavia: Mark Lodola with the installation "Bright Hammers" tribute to "The Wall" with intense colors and strong visual impact and Stefano Bressani with "Sculptures dressed" "Steel faces", in honor of the album "The Division bell", which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, and "What shell we do now?" dedicated to the album "The Wall".

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