Agoraphobic

AGORAPHOBIC

Agoraphobic

In the past, in the era of the silent movie, it was the music that followed the images.
In this film the opposite is true.

The cartoonist Grégoire Pont shows us what he sees when he hears an extract from Dalbavie’s flute concerto played by Emmanuel Pahud.

The story is about a man who tries to escape from the bustle, restlessness and crowds of the big city. In the attempt to find calm he has an accident and dies. But even in Paradise he finds the same crowds as in the city, not the calm he was seeking.

We all chase after happiness, we don’t enjoy life where we are. Not even in Paradise.

A film by Grégoire Pont

Concerto for flute | Marc-André Dalbavie
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Peter Eötvös, conductor

Soundtrack by kind permission of Warner Classics and Gérard Billaudot Editeur SA

produced by the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
executive producer · Lars Fenger
production manager · Stéphan Aubé

© Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

  • EXPLAINED · WHAT IS A PRELUDE?

    Boris Giltburg explains the history of the prelude

  • EXPLAINED · PLAYING BY HEART

    Boris Giltburg explains the difficulties of playing by heart and how to overcome them

  • EXPLAINED · PEDALS | PART 2

    Boris Giltburg explains the history of piano pedals

  • EXPLAINED · PEDALS | PART 1

    Boris Giltburg explains the use of the 3 pedals on the piano

  • EXPLAINED · CLAPPING

    Boris Giltburg answers the question: Why and when do we have to clap in a classical music
    concert?

  • EXPLAINED · BLACK & WHITE KEYS

    Boris Giltburg answers the question: Why keyboards have black and white keys?

  • Schubert · Presto

    Modigliani Quartet interprets Schubert’s Presto extract from String Quartet No. 7

  • EXPLAINED · WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WEAR A TAILCOAT?

    Boris Giltburg answers the question: Why do you have to wear a tailcoat?

  • EXPLAINED · WHO WAS ELISE? [PART2]

    Boris Giltburg talks about the famous score written by Beethoven

  • EXPLAINED · WHO WAS ELISE? [PART 1]

    Boris Giltburg talks about the famous score written by Beethoven

  • EXPLAINED · HOW MANY KEYS ARE THERE ON A PIANO?

    Boris Giltburg answers the question: How many keys are there on a piano?

  • EXPLAINED · WHAT IS A SONATA?

    Boris Giltburg answers the question: What is a Sonata?