Battleship Potemkin: a contemporary score

Hughes, Ed and Zuza, Aitor Antepara (2007) Battleship Potemkin: a contemporary score. [Video]

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A short film by Aitor Antepara Zuza with a script by Dr. Ed Hughes (University of Sussex, Department of Music). The film documents the composition and recording in 2007 of Dr Hughes's new musical score to Sergei Eisenstein's iconic film 'Battleship Potemkin' (USSR, 1925). The film records the aims of the project which were to create a score in which the musical rhythms are closely matched to the film's images and in which the principles of audiovisual montage, articulated by Eisenstein in works such as 'The Film Sense' (Harcourt, 1942) and 'Nonindifferent Nature' (Cambridge, 1987), are embodied and extended. In particular the film documents the use of extended recording techniques in the orchestral recording session in order to create an expanded spatial sense to match Eisenstein's imagery. The documentary was originally released as part of a DVD boxed set ('Sergei Eisenstein Vol. 1: Silent Classics', Tartan Video TVD3742, 2007) containing Ed Hughes's complete and original scores to Eisenstein's films 'Strike' (USSR, 1924) and 'Battleship Potemkin', as well as historical scores by Edmund Meisel, Nikolai Kryukov and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Item Type: Video
Keywords: film music Ed Hughes Sergei Eisenstein Battleship Potemkin Strike Edmund Meisel Nikolai Kryukov Dmitri Shostakovich
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Depositing User: Ed Hughes
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 10:57
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