Tomorrow night, if any of you are in the area..
----- Forwarded message from "hatam(a)drfz.de" <hatam(a)drfz.de> -----
X-Forward: from <julian(a)julianoliver.com> to <julian(a)selectparks.net>
From: "hatam(a)drfz.de" <hatam(a)drfz.de>
Subject: [spectre] Sound out of Paper with Andrei Smirnov May 21 at NK Berlin
"Sound out of Paper" with Andrei Smirnov May 21 at NK Berlin
Russian proto-electronic music from 1930-s and beyond, A presentation and film
viewing session of synthesized sound from light called Graphical (Drawn) Sound
technique produced in the 1930s recently discovered at the Russian State Film
starting at 21:00 on Thursday May 21, 2009
Location: NK, Elsenstr. 52 2HH, 2Etage
The technology of synthesizing sound from light called Graphical (Drawn) Sound
technique which was invented in Soviet Russia in 1929 as a consequence of the
newly invented sound-on-film technology. At exactly the same time similar
efforts were being undertaken in Germany by Rudolf Pfenninger in Munich and,
somewhat later, by Oscar Fischinger in Berlin. This invention came at least
twenty years too early while the World War II was already at the threshold. As a
result by late 1930-s the work in this domain effectively came to a halt.
Although there were several short articles published in USA by V.Solev (1935),
most publications about research and developments in the USSR were in Russian.
At the same time the most important documents were never published at all and
were circulating in manuscript form. Fortunately many unique archives survived
and are collected now at the Theremin Center in Moscow. Over two hours of
synthesized music produced in 1930s twenty years before the foundation of
electronic music were discovered recently at the Russian State Film Archive.
Many of those materials which were never shown before are included in our
SPECTRE list for media culture in Deep Europe
Info, archive and help:
----- End forwarded message -----
home: New Zealand
based: Madrid, Spain
currently: Madrid, Spain