Momentum was the first film shot and released in the IMAX HD film format, which ran at 48 frames per second, and was also one of the first films to use Ambisonic surround sound. The film was produced for the Canada pavilion at Seville Expo '92 by National Film Board of Canada, by the same creative team that made the 1986 3D IMAX film Transitions for Expo 86. The film takes viewers across Canada, demonstrating the ability of the 48 frame/s process to portray motion on the giant IMAX screen with reduced strobing.
|Directed by||Colin Low|
|Produced by||Mark Zannis|
|Music by||Eldon Rathburn|
|Edited by||Michael McKennirey|
|Distributed by||National Film Board of Canada|
Michael Laucke (born 29 January 1947) is a Canadian classical, new flamenco, and flamenco guitarist and composer, and a music industry businessman. Starting at the age of thirteen, Laucke gave professional snooker demonstrations and his winnings allowed him to take trips from Montreal to New York City to study the classical guitar with Rolando Valdés-Blain. Still active in a career spanning five decades, Laucke began performing in 1965, recording the first of 16 albums in 1969, and has toured in 25 countries. In 1971, he performed his first of many concerts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His first concert in New York, where he also first met Senator Claiborne Pell, took place in 1972.
Laucke was introduced to complex flamenco techniques by Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucía when the two shared a loft and performed together for the jet set in New York City in the early 1970s. In 1982 he was selected by Andrés Segovia to perform for the PBS network at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Laucke subsequently became Segovia's pupil, and also studied with other classical guitar players, including Julian Bream and Alirio Díaz. He performed mainly on classical guitar until 1990; from then on, his concerts have consisted exclusively of flamenco and new flamenco works.
Laucke has broadened the guitar repertoire by creating over 100 transcriptions of classical and flamenco music. Several notable Canadian composers have written atonal works for him. SOCAN's The Music Scene magazine considered Laucke to be one of "five of Canada's best-known soloists". Music critic emeritus, historian, and musician Eric McLean of the Montreal Gazette avowed: "Laucke is the person who has done more for the guitar in this country than anyone else." He has received many other awards and honours throughout his career, including the Grand Prix du Disque-Canada for Best Canadian Recording.Michael Laucke discography and filmography
Michael Laucke (born 29 January 1947) is a Canadian classical, new flamenco, and flamenco guitarist, and a music industry entrepreneur. This page is dedicated to CDs, films and atonal works written for, dedicated to and recorded by Laucke.
Laucke has broadened the repertoire of the guitar with over 100 transcriptions and twenty-five Canadian composers have written atonal works for him, including a flamenco concierto for guitar with full symphonic orchestra. He has recorded sixteen albums and appeared in six films. His albums have won the Grand Prix du Disque for Best Canadian Recording, the Jules Léger Prize for New Chamber Music and his album Jade Eyes, for CBS records, was reviewed by Guitar and Lute magazine (Hawaii) as the best international classical guitar album of the year. He also created an instructional video series which was critically reviewed by Guitar Player magazine and Frets Magazine.Laucke performed in the first IMAX HD film in 48 frames per second, a Super IMAX film called Momentum, produced by the National Film Board of Canada and co-directed by Colin Low. Its premiere took place in the Canadian pavilion during the Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92)—a world's fair. Laucke's CD Flamenco Road reached number one on video charts across Canada for five consecutive weeks. SOCAN's The Music Scene magazine considered Laucke to be one of "five of Canada's best-known soloists". Music critic emeritus, historian, and musician Eric McLean of the Montreal Gazette avowed, "Laucke is the person who has done more for the guitar in this country than anyone else." After 50 years of concert performances, Laucke continues an active career. In 2015, Laucke was nominated for the Order of Canada Lifetime Achievement Award, which is his country's second-highest civilian honour.