host is Paul D. Lehrman
January 5, 2018
OUR 19th YEAR
ON THE WEB!
March 6-7, 2017
A mini-Festival @ Tufts University, Medford MA
featuring the US Premiere of a new arrangement
of the legendary Ballet mécanique
solo piano and acousmonium*…
*a stage full of loudspeakers
with a new 2K print of the Léger/Murphy film
Video coming soon!
Download the poster and full program!
Second US Performance: March 9, 2017, 8 pm
@ Brown University, Providence, RI
Grant Recital Hall,
Orwig Music Building
1 Young Orchard Avenue
|The North American premiere was on April 21, 2016
at the Big Apple Jam! by the
Salle Pierre-Mercure / Centre Pierre-Péladeau
bombed (so to speak) in Germany!!!
The world premiere of this new version was scheduled for October 24, 2013 at the SinusTon Festival, in Magdeburg, Germany
…but had to be
to the discovery of a
dropped by the
Americans in World War II in the center of Magdeburg!
Local authorities disarmed the bomb, and there
were no injuries or damage.
The Festival's opening concert took place October 26.
Videos here and here
More about the bomb here…
And speaking of bombs…
Coming to a festival, theater, or PBS station near you! The story of how George Antheil and Hedy Lamarr invented "frequency hopping," a concept that is basis of cellphone, WiFi, and Bluetooth!
Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman, was a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII.
Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life—from her beginnings as an Austrian Jewish emigre to her scandalous nude scene in the 1933 film Ecstasy to her glittering Hollywood life to her ground-breaking, but completely uncredited inventions, to her latter years when she became a recluse, impoverished and almost forgotten — BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY from Zeitgeist Films brings to light the story of an unusual and accomplished woman, spurned as too beautiful to be smart, but a role model to this day.
Watch the trailer…
know what the Ballet mécanique
is? Click here
the hand for a tour
of the history of
of musical multimedia
|Two award-winning film collections featuring
the Ballet mécanique
Unseen Cinema & NEW! Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film
"One of the major monuments of the DVD medium!"
"The must-have release of the year!"-
Winner, LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS Special Citation
|Just out! The CD of Ballet mécanique
and Antheil's Jazz Symphony
from the Boston Modern Orchestra Project,
conducted by Gil Rose
reviewed in the November 2017 issue of Gramophone
(although they spelled his name wrong)
HAPPY RIOT" in WASHINGTON, DC…
In 2006, in conjunction with a huge exhibit on Dadaist
art, the National Gallery of Art hosted the
premiere of the Ballet
mécanique Automated Orchestra, performing
what the critics called "The
best 10 minutes of free fun in Washington!"
Automated Orchestra was
again in residence in December
2007 at the Museum
of Florida International
University and was the
smash hit of the world-famous ArtBasel
outrageous work is best experienced in unsafe
mode, where its mechanistic ferocity and
riotous noise can make full, deafening impact…"