Philip Miller & William Kentridge

“Paper Music”
A Ciné Concert by William Kentridge and Philip Miller
German premiere

Vincenzo Pasquariello, Ann Masina und Joanna Dudley in “Paper Music”

Vincenzo Pasquariello, Ann Masina und Joanna Dudley in “Paper Music”

© Biró István /

  • Duration 1h 20
  • In English

Past Dates

7 July 2016, 16:00, Martin-Gropius-Bau, cinema
Talk with Philip Miller and William Kentridge
Moderation: Angela Breidbach

The ciné concert “Paper Music” is the latest result of a long-standing cooperation between William Kentridge and South African composer Philip Miller, who composed the scores for many of Kentridge’s films, including “Refuse the Hour” and the installation “The Refusal of Time”. The world premiere of “Paper Music” took place in a medieval Florentine courtyard in 2014; in Berlin, it will be presented in the atrium of Martin-Gropius-Bau. The piece is a witty, caustic, quietly subversive song cycle which unites animation films based on Kentridge’s charcoal or ink drawings with a live performance by singers Ann Masina and Joanna Dudley and pianist Vincenzo Pasquariello.

Ann Masina voice
Joanna Dudley voice
Vincenzo Pasquariello piano
Philip Miller LP player

Video William Kentridge
Music Philip Miller
Costume design Greta Goiris
Costume design assistant Eugénie Poste
Technical coordinator Michele Grecoi

Paper Music. [Video trailer]

© William Kentridge

With the kind support of Firenze Suona Contemporanea and Lia Rumma Gallery (Naples and Milan).
“Paper Music” is represented by Quaternaire (