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Experimental and avant-garde music events in Edinburgh

2nd,3rd,10th Oct – GIO / Hans Richter Early Works

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GIO / Hans Richter Early Works

The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra with German cellist Johanna Varner will perform live improvisation to screenings of Hans Richter’s experimental short films from the 1920s.

An early exponent of Dada, Richter was also one of the first to recognize the possibilities cinematography offered the artist. He participated in the first avant-garde film movement alongside Leger, Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, Cocteau and Dali.

‘By film I mean visual rhythm … to see movement, organized movement, wakes us up, wakes up resistance, wakes up the reflexes, and perhaps wakes up our sense of enjoyment as well. This kind of film gives memory nothing to hang on … we are given a sense of what feeling and perceiving really is: a process – MOVEMENT.”
– H. Richter 1924

Edinburgh Filmhouse Saturday 2nd October, 7pm
Glasgow GFT
Sunday 3rd October, 2.30pm
Dundee DCA
Sunday 10th October 2pm

Produced by the Goethe Institute, Glasgow

Coming soon: GIO Festival III 10-11 December 2010 with John Butcher, John Russell, Dominic Lash.


Written by grindsightopeneye

11/09/2010 at 11:52 pm

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