Paris to Hollywood • Dada to Noir

A Celebration of the Film Music of George Antheil (1900-1959)

a joint project of the departments of Music, Film and Media Studies,
and Media Arts in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
and the Program in Music Engineering at Tufts University

All events take place in the
Granoff Music Center

and are FREE and open to the public

Monday March 6

12:00 noon • Varis Lecture Hall (Granoff 155)

Colloquium: Guy Livingston—Drinks with the Dadaists
with guests Alanna (Battat) Rantala and Shannon Wettstein
          A program of film and music from the Dada movement, which was born in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916.

8 pm • Distler Recital Hall • Program I:   Antheil in Paris and Hollywood
Mary E. Davis—Antheil in Paris: Stravinsky, Satie, etc.
Daniel Robinson—Antheil as Hollywood composer, and film music critic
The Sniper (dir. Edward Dmytryk, excerpt)
A Tribute to Marni Nixon (1930-2016)
Dementia (dir. John Parker, 1955, excerpts)

Tuesday March 7

12:00 noon • Varis Lecture Hall (Granoff 155)

Colloquium: Paul D. Lehrman—What Was George Thinking?
          How did Antheil expect to get 16 player pianos to play together in his Ballet mécanique? Some surprising answers.

8 pm • Distler Recital Hall • Program II:   Ballet mécanique
Bad Boy Made Good (dir. Ron Frank, 2006, PBS version)
          A documentary film on the history and revival of Antheil's score for Ballet mécanique.
Bruce Posner—Reviving the Ballet mécanique
          Film historian and restorer Posner discusses the long and complex history of the Léger/Murphy film—and will show two versions of it simultaneously.
Ballet mécanique (concerto version)
          A new arrangement of the Antheil score for solo pianist and acousmonium (8 loudspeakers) by Guy Livingston and Paul D. Lehrman. Guy Livingston, soloist. US Premiere.

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