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Listening to Film – Music and Sound in Film

Thu 15.12.

Film has always been an audiovisual medium. Many of the sound strategies used in contemporary cinema started out in its early years. Ever more complex sound landscapes direct the auditory perception and interpretation of a film. As part of the FU seminar by Eunice Martins, films and their soundtracks will be discussed: INFLATION (Hans Richter, Germany 1928) and PACIFIC 231 (Jean Mitry, France 1949) submit to the rush of acceleration. 21 (Hans Richter, Germany 1921) is an example of absolute film. In PLAY by Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller (Germany 2003), we see and hear the audience, while we only hear them in GALLERY by Nika Radić. In SANS LUNE (Sophie Watzlawick, France 2017), we dive into the sounds and voices of the night. LINT LENT LAND (Isabell Spengler, Germany 2009) allows use to discover concrete imaginary landscapes, while THE ROOM OF CHROMATIC MYSTERY (Arthur und Corinne Cantrill, Australia 2006) brings the echoes of far-off spaces to us. (Eunice Martins)

The films:
Inflation Hans Richter Germany 1928 DCP 4 Min.
Play Christoph Girardet, Matthias Müller Germany 2003 Digital file 8 Min.
Gallery Nika Radić Germany 2022 Digital file 4 Min.
Sans lune Sophie Watzlawick F 2017 16 mm OF 8 Min.
Lint Lent Land Isabell Spengler Germany 2009 35 mm 9 Min.
The Room of Chromatic Mystery Arthur & Corinne Cantrill AUS 2006 DCP OF 8 Min.
Pacific 231 Jean Mitry F 1949 35 mm OF 11 Min.
Rhythmus 21 Hans Richter Germany 1921 16 mm 2 Min.

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