Musicus Fallantly

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Musicus Fallantly

"Musicus Fallantly introduces the first of the singers in The Falls and heralds the possibility that singing for a VUE victim is a more profitable way to identify with birds than any foolhardy attempt to fly.

Musicus stands in front of a window: the significance is repeated many times, without effort recalling an escape-route, the source of light and access to the sky and reprising its use in an earlier film Windows whose characters perished through defenestration.

Biography twelve introduces a suggestion of the body of work and the cultural background that has evolved to accommodate and support the ubiquity of the VUE, paying acknowledgement to the VUE's first heroes Icarus and da Vinci, resurrecting the historical confusions over the apocryphal folk-hero Richfeldt and intimating a need for a VUE anthem that the efforts of a succession of characters in the film will eventually supply." - Peter Greenaway, The New Social Function of Cinema, BFI, 1981


Musicus Fallantly had quickly acclimatised himself to the effects of the Violent Unknown Event. A sufferer of patagium fellitis and a speaker of Allow, he moved to Port Madoc, learnt to sing in Welsh, practiced illusionism and began a private study of linguistics he called aero-ethnography. Musicus worked on an Allow-Welsh dictionary and was instrumental in adapting da Vinci's notes on human flight as a text for the VUE Anthem. Musicus also wrote a Welch-Allow choral work celebrating 92 early flight pioneers. This work, of considerable complexity and an excess of narrative, proceeded by listing categories of flight. The main characters were divided into pilots, night-pilots, airmen, flyers, aeronauts and female aeronauts, birdmen and gullers. A 'guller' was an Allow word for those whose attempts to fly had taken place over water. Icarus had been a 'guller'. Musicus called his work "Sky-Lists" and dedicated it to Van Riquardt, the French patriot and pioneer airman who threw himself from the Eiffel Tower in 1889. Cadence, Musicus's wife, said that the film was a reconstruction, not least because the moving picture-camera wasn't invented until 1895. Van Riquardt had been a linguist and a baritone in the Lycée Nouvelle Ménilmontant.

Musicus Fallantly's eldest son Vanrick was named after Van Riquardt, but although he showed an interest in his father's illusionism, he had no interest in choral work, language or self-propelled flight. He became a sound recordist.


The Falls Biographies

  1. Orchard Falla

  2. Constance Ortuist Fallaburr

  3. Melorder Fallaburr

  4. Appis (Arris) Fallabus

  5. Standard Fallaby

  6. Tasida Fallaby

  7. Lacer Fallacet

  8. Arris Fallacie

  9. Mashanter Fallack

  10. Squaline Fallaize

  11. Carlos Fallantly

  12. Musicus Fallantly

  13. Wrallis Fallanway

  14. Allia Fallanx

  15. Starling Fallanx

  16. Ipson & Pulat Fallari

  17. Stachia Fallari

  18. Aptesia Fallarme

  19. Corntopia Fallas

  20. Anteo Fallaspy

  21. Pandist Fallaspy

  22. Sashio Fallaspy

  23. Vyanine Fallaspy

  24. Casternarm Fallast

  25. Ardenaur Fallatter

  26. Agropio Fallaver

  27. Propine Fallax

  28. Cash Fallbaez

  29. Antopody Fallbatts

  30. Coppice Fallbatteo

  31. Agrendo Fallbazz

  32. Cisgatten Fallbazz

  33. Hasp Fallbazz

  34. Canopy Fallbenning

  35. Cole Fallbird

  36. Castel Fallboys

  37. Acataloope Fallbus

  38. Astraham Fallbute

  39. Loosely Fallbute

  40. Betheda Fallbutus

  41. Cathine Fallbutus

  42. Bwythan Fallbutus

  43. Menenome Fallbutus

  44. Olivine Fallbutus

  45. Vacete Fallbutus

  46. Astra Fallcas

  47. David Fallcash

  48. Bewick Fallcaster

  49. Catch-Hanger Fallcaster

  50. Clasper Fallcaster

  51. Felix Fallcaster

  52. Max Fallcaster

  53. Orion Fallcaster

  54. Throper Fallcaster

  55. Raskado Fallcastle

  56. Appropinquo Fallcatti

  57. Agrimany Fallchester

  58. Sitiarch Fallding

  59. Ostler Falleaver

  60. Edio Fallenby

  61. Shey Fallenby

  62. Affinado Falleur

  63. Erek Fallfree

  64. Thomax Fallfresh

  65. Zachia Fallgillot

  66. Joyan Fallicory

  67. Bird Gaspara Fallicutt

  68. Obsian Fallicutt

  69. Wrallis Fallinway

  70. Ashile Fallko

  71. Agostina Fallmutt

  72. Castan Fallockery

  73. Cottes Fallope

  74. Pollie Fallory

  75. Afracious Fallows

  76. Hearty Fallparco

  77. Sallis Pino Fallpinio

  78. Crasstranger Fallqueue

  79. Romanese Fallracce

  80. Ascrib Fallstaff

  81. Armeror Fallstag

  82. Combayne Fallstoward

  83. Geoffrey Fallthuis

  84. Merriem Falltrick

  85. Stephany Falltrix

  86. Tolley Falluger

  87. Vassian Falluger

  88. Erhaus Bewler Falluper

  89. Grastled Fallusson

  90. Castral Fallvernon

  91. Leasting Fallvo

  92. Anthior Fallwaste



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