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Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Brando Film Premiered By NPR
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) : Brando Film Premiered By NPR
23rd October 2014

Just premiered by NPR, the acclaimed French-Austrian artist, choreographer and director Gisèle Vienne has made a film titled 'Brando', inspired by, and using, Scott Walker + Sunn O)))’s song of the same name (which appears on their collaborative album, Soused, out this week).

With Vienne interpreting the tracks themes, the filming took place in a remote 1968 chalet in the French Alps with the story revolving around three performers - a dancer (Anja Röttgerkamp), a teenager (Léon Rubbens), and French arts icon Catherine Robbe-Grillet.

Given the First Watch treatment by NPR, you can watch it in the player below or by clicking here

With Gisèle a frequent collaborator with Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, they will be presenting Kindertotenlieder later this month - a hybrid dance theatre work she has choreographed with Stephen part of a musical duo to accompany the performers. Taking place from October 29th to November 1st at New York Live Arts on W 19th Street, more information can be found here.




A film by Gisèle Vienne

Music : BRANDO, from the album Soused by Scott Walker + SUNN O)))

With Anja Röttgerkamp, Léon Rubbens and Catherine Robbe-Grillet

Production : Same Art, 4AD, DACM

With the participation of LUX-Scène nationale de Valence

Produced by Amélie Couillaud & Dimitri Chamblas

Written and directed by Gisèle Vienne

Director of photography : Sylvestre Dedise

Editor : Caroline Detournay

Choreography : Gisèle Vienne

Line producer : Edouard Bonnet

Special advisers : Patric Chiha & Lucile Hadzihalilovic

Make-up & hair stylism : Mélanie Gerbeaux, assisted by Elise Feuillade

Costume design : Gisèle Vienne & Sonia Philouze, assisted by Emma Bursztejn

Gaffer : Kevin Ramalho

First camera assistant : Nadja Anane

Assistant to Catherine Robbe-Grillet : Beverley Charpentier

Post-production : Firm

Colour grading : Nicolas Gautier with the participation of Estelle Hanania

Flame artist : Erwan Bouché

End titles : Stephen O’Malley & Pierre de Domingo

Artistic dossier : Pierre de Domingo

Accounting : Pierre Garry

Suppliers : Panalux, Buffaloc, The BOX, Day’n’Light

Support : Anne-Lise Gobin & Alix Sarrade

Music written by Noel Engel

Produced by Scott Walker

Co-produced & Recorded by Peter Walsh

SUNN O))) : Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson, TOS Nieuwenhuizen

Mixed by Peter Walsh & Scott Walker

Musical Director : Mark Warman

Electronic Sounds Treatment & Manipulation : Mark Warman & Peter Walsh

Voice : Scott Walker

Guitars : Greg Anderson

Guitars, Bass Guitar : Stephen O’Malley

Moog, Lead Guitar : TOS Nieuwenhuizen

Drums : Ian Thomas

Keyboards : Mark Warman

Trumpet : Guy Barker

Whip : Peter Gamble

Drum Programming : Peter Walsh & Mark Warman

Keyboards FX : Peter Walsh

Soused / 4AD CAD 3428 / Noel Scott Engel © 2014

Music published by Tilt Productions Ltd (PRS/MCPS)

Scott Walker Management : Negus-Fancey Company

Acknowledgements : Didier Bouchet, Ludovic Jagielski, Manu Majastre, Raphael Rubbens,

Estelle Rullier, Jean-Paul Vienne, Dorothea Vienne-Pollak, Geoffroy Vigne, and Erès

as well as Karen Barel, Jean-Jacques Cabuy, Dennis Cooper,

PLATO (Séverine Péan, Carine Hilly and Julie Le Gall), Peter Rehberg, and Catherine Rossi-Batôt

© Same Art / 4AD / DACM – 2014

The Indian name Omaha

means Dwellers on the bluff.

Marlon Brando was born in

Omaha Nebraska.