The Stainless Stealer

A lyrical-performative film inspired by Alexander Calder’s fascination with the universe, using imagery from NASA projected onto Calder’s sculpture, The Stainless Stealer, in collaboration with pianist and composer, Julien Brocal. His composition, Daydreaming Impressions, is dedicated to Tom Yorke‘s song also called Daydreaming from the last Radiohead‘s album.

“The Stainless Stealer”, Alexander Calder, 1966. A 15-foot mobile on gracious loan from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Film Director and Cinematographer
Kathy Kasic

Music Composed and Performed By
Julien Brocal

Peter Halstead

Sound Recording
Mickey Houlihan
Monte Nickles
Joe Shepard

Sound Mastering
Dominick Maita

The Stainless Stealer Steals the Universe from Tippet Rise Art Center on Vimeo.

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By Julien Brocal

“Poetry, spontaneity, restraint and a profound sense of the structure and awareness of sound are rare qualities with which he is gifted”. Maria-João Pires Julien trained under Erik Berchot at the Conservatoire National de Région de Marseille and under Rena Shereshevskaya at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, where he was unanimously awarded the prestigious performer diploma. Throughout his training Julien has benefited from the support of the Zaleski Foundation, Association Assophie and the Safran Foundation. He has been invited to appear on France Musique by Gaëlle le Gallic and to take part in several festivals in France. From his early childhood he has performed on stage in France and abroad. Julien was spotted in January 2013 by Maria-João Pires during an academy session at the Cité de la musique in Paris, and was subsequently invited to perfect his skills at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

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