Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Freiburg, 2015 (detail) View full image

Cinesthetics

Grégoire Pont

My wish is to use animation as a living matter. Not to project video sequences on a screen as so often happens in concert. With music and motion interplaying, sound is embodied and brought to life particularly for younger audiences, by the accompaniment of images.

Grégoire Pont

Cinesthetics is a blend of drawings and animations that closely accompany the musical score. Grégoire Pont draws live on stage with an orchestra, creating a unique, non-repeatable experience. This original and spectacular technique adds a visual element to a classical repertoire and enraptures an audience. Pont, a true musician of the image, plays with his optical pencil as a violinist with his bow and makes the lines and characters dance to the rhythm of the orchestra, while following very precisely the curves and the musical phrases of the score. 

His drawing style is sometimes a sober white line on a black background or an ink line that spins and rushes with the crescendo of instruments and sometimes a rich, festive palette, creating an explosion of colors that explodes in a grand finale. Cinesthetics has charmed the general public in many countries (France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Japan, USA ...).

Grégoire Pont has created Cinesthetics projects to great classics like Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Ravel's Ma mère l'oye or Debussy's La Mer, captivating children and adults alike with the wit and insight in his spellbinding animations.

Full repertoire:

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven: Symphony no.6 in F major ‘Pastoral’
Debussy: La Mer

Elgar: Enigma Variations
Holst: The Planets

Ravel: Ma Mère l'oye
 (full ballet and suite)
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals

Schönberg: Gurrelieder
                                                   
Stravinsky: Firebird

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, Freiburg, 2015

Debussy: La Mer, Tokyo, 2015

Ravel: Ma mère l'oye, Maestro Arts, 2015

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