Ludi is a musical movie written and composed by Christophe Chassol, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel The Glass Bead Game, also published as Magister Ludi. The film presents several gaming situations put into music with the Ultrascore method, Chassol’s “signature”. Through Ludi, Chassol brings us from a school playground to Japan’s arcade games, from a basketball game to a rollercoaster, at the meeting of endearing characters, fun and surprising. Mixing once again documentary footages and musical composition, Chassol adds in Ludi some staging by including musicians and singers on screen to support the melodies, revealed by the documentary filming process. It gives birth to unclassifiable tracks, with jazz pop sounds, definitively virtuoso. To discover on stage with Mathieu Edward on drum.
Pianist, composer, arranger and musical director for the likes of Phoenix and Sebastien Tellier, the charismatic and talented Christophe Chassol articulates voices, music, sounds, images onto new audiovisual objects. The result has a name : “ultrascore”. After making his name worldwide with three of this magnificent ultrascore compositions (Nola Chérie in 2011, Indiamore in 2013 and Big Sun in 2015), working with Solange and Frank Ocean, and playing the most prestigious halls, he’s taking his quest to arrange reality even further with Ludi, his new project that includes an album, film and show. On stage we find Mathieu Edward on drums.