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- Michel Chion Concert: The Audio-Spectator

Michel Chion Concert: The Audio-Spectator
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Michel Chion Concert: The Audio-Spectator

Thu 17 Aug 6:30 PM

General Admission

Presented by Liquid Architecture, Melbourne International Film Festival and ACMI

As part of Michel Chion’s historic and unlikely-to-be repeated visit to Australia, he will present this epic, two-and-a-half-hour concert for ten surround-speakers featuring the classic composition Requiem alongside two new audiovisual compositions, Le Cri (The Scream), and Third Symphony.

The concert is in two parts:

1 – Le Cri, (2017, 17 minutes) and Requiem (1973, 37 minutes)

2 – Third Symphony, audio-divisive, (2016, 88 minutes)

The first part of this concert comprises two works of musique concrète for ‘fixed’ sounds, with the projection of a blank image, intended to create a listening frame and to display the English subtitles of the text that is heard.The performance of Le Cri will be a world premiere; for Requiem, it will be the first performance of the version with English subtitles.

The second part proposes an "audio-divisive" music, consisting of silent images, sounds on a blank background, and images and sounds synchronised in different ways. This will be the first performance of the English-subtitled version of Third Symphony.

For in-depth contextual notes on these performances, visit the MIFF blog.

Note: the concession price for this event may be claimed by both MIFF and ACMI members


Federation Square
Melbourne, VIC, 3000

A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.

Public Transport

ACMI is located in close vicinity to Flinders Street Train Station and is serviced by both Swanston Street and Flinders Street trams.

Car Parking

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Physical Entrance

The main entrance to ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) is from Federation Square. Wheelchair access is provided at the main entrance and via the accessibility entrance located at the Flinders Street facade (see map Galleries Level) where a lift can take visitors up to Entry Level.

The central lifts provide disabled access to the Cinemas Level.

Wheelchairs are available from the Ticketing & Information Desk if required.

Visually impaired warning markers are located on the floor before each step to provide a clear signal of a change of level.

To view a map of ACMI detailing entrances, levels and accessible amenities visit:


Wheelchair Accessible Seating

Wheelchair accessible seating in ACMI 1 & 2 is located at the rear of the cinema, at cinema entry level. ACMI 1 has an internal lift - this takes visitors to the back row of the auditorium where two reserved wheelchair spaces are available. Wheelchair accessible seating in Studio 1 (Talking Pictures events) is located at the front of the seating area. Please see a member of the Front of House team who will assist you

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Accessible Toilet

Accessible Toilets are located to the right of the escalators.


Audio Induction Loops

This venue possesses Audio Induction Loops and/or other assistive listening technology.  This technology is available on request from the Tickets & Information Desk who can be contacted on 03 8663 2200.


Ticket booking

Should you have access requirements, please book your tickets by calling our friendly Box Office staff who will assist you. The contact number is 03 8660 4888.

MIFF is also contactable through the National Relay Service on 133 677 then MIFF Office 03 8660 4898.

Some cinemas have limited wheelchair space, so we recommend booking well in advance.


Accessible Parking

Flinders Lane

Between Spencer and King - 2 spaces, 2 hours


Between Elizabeth and Swanston

2 spaces, 2 hours


Between Swanston and Russell

1 space, 4 hours


Between Russell and Exhibition

1 space, 2 hours

Flinders Street

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1 space, 2 hours

Russell Street

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1 space, 2 hours


Between Little Collins and Bourke Street

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