Sound, Word, Image: The Moscow-Berlin Axis in Culture in the 1920's and 1930's

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 2:30pm to Saturday, March 5, 2005 - 5:00pm
PROGRAM FRIDAY MARCH 4 2.30 pm - 5.00pm Panel 1: Dziga Vertov's Enthusiasm Chair: Sheila Fitzpatrick Screening of Vertov's Enthusiasm Paper by John MacKay (Yale) "The Plan and the Unplanned: Vertov's Enthusiasm" Discussant: Yuri Tsivian. 8 pm: Free Concert. "Music on the Cusp: Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler" Seminal works created in turbulent 1920's Weimar Germany. Performed by members of the University Symphony Orchestra and New Music Ensemble. Location: Fulton Recital Hall 1010 East 59th Street SATURDAY MARCH 5 10 am - 12.15 Panel 2: Brecht/Eisler's Die Massnahme Chair: Tom Gunning Katerina Clark (Yale), "Benjamin, Tretiakov and Brecht and Eisler's Oratorio Die Massnahme." Eckhard John (Freiburg), "The Invention of Politische Musik: Reflections on Hanns Eisler's Die Massnahme Op.20." Discussants: David Levin and Sheila Fitzpatrick 2 pm - 4.30 Panel 3: Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin Chair: Robert Bird Miriam Hansen (Chicago), "Tendenzfilm or Revolutionary Aesthetics of Technology: Potemkin as Prism of the German Cinema Debate" Yuri Tsivian (Chicago), "Music and Montage in Eisenstein's Films and Film Theory" Anne Nesbet (Berkeley), "Montage and Dream in Pabst and Eisenstein" Discussant: Tom Gunning 8 pm: Screening of Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin with Meisel score. University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Barbara Schubert. Location: Mandel Hall 1131 East 57th Street Chicago

Co-sponsored by Department of History