WINGS

Sonica 2015

The drama of the skies… a timeless story of love and loss during the outbreak of World War I.

WINGS, the 1927 Academy Award-winning silent movie by William A. Wellman is given a new life with live score for electronics and percussion performed by Sleichim and Belgian collective BL!NDMAN. Interlaced with fragments and quotations from 20th century percussive repertoire including works by Xenakis, Stockhausen, Reich, Cage, Scelsi, Billone, Tenney, Takemitsu and Wolfe, the romantic plot, impressive flight sequences and numbing absurdity of war are examined in an emotive musical spectacular.