The 5k Pursuit Opera (1992)

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    United Kingdom

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    Non Fiction


Celebrates National Music Day. Sound beams and laser beams zig-zag across a cycle track. As the bikes cross the beams they generate computer-synthesised music and project composer Pip Greasly's score onto a VDU to which singers and musicians improvise. the plot of the opera investigates the difference in ideology between the to teams - harsh discipline to achieve brute muscle versus encouragement allied to technological innovation in bicycle design. The film was made in Calshot, Southampton, Britain's only indoor cycing track.

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