November 2018, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #23

What are those ringing, scratching, rustling sounds in film? Since the very first films were shown in 1895, they were accompanied by sound effects and music. Nowadays, music and sound come from a previously recorded soundtrack. Before we carry out our own experiments with sound and develop ideas for our own soundtrack to a film together and play it live, we will get to discover what can be seen and heard in six short films: In KOMPOSITION IN BLAU (Oskar Fischinger, Germany 1935) and A COLOUR BOX (Len Lye, GB 1935) sounds become movement. LIGHTS (Marie Menken, USA 1965) casts a spell with lights on the screen and SANS LUNE Mit PRÄLUDIUM (Sophie Watzlawick, Switzerland/Germany 2017) immerses us in the sounds and voices of the night. In WHAT MOZART SAW ON MULBERRY STREET (Rudy Burckhardt/Joseph Cornell, USA 1956), we observe life on the street, while in LES PAPILLONS JAPONAIS (Segundo de Chomón, France 1908), butterflies become transformed in miraculous fashion. (em) (25.11., for viewers 8 years and above)