The Sounds of Silents – Sound & Music in Viennese Cinemas 1895 – 1930
„Silent Film Sound: History, Theory & Practice“
February 22 – 23, 2013 – Department of New German Literature and Media Studies, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
This conference is dedicated to gather international scholars in the field of musicology, film studies and related disciplines to promote the discourse on the history, the theory and the practice of silent film music and sound, with special regard to national and regional idiosyncrasies and commonalities in the wide spectrum of sonic methods and performative manifestations inherent in silent film exhibition practices.
The conference is carried out in collaboration with Kiel Society for Film Music Research (www.filmmusik.uni-kiel.de/index.php) and is part of the ongoing FWF project The Sounds of Silents – Sound & Music in Viennese Cinemas 1895 – 1930, soundofsilents.wordpress.com.
The conference will take place at IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum) of Kiel University, Kiellinie 5, 24105, starting from 9 am on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, with parallel sessions being held throughout the two days. All lectures presented at the conference are free and open to the public.
The conference program also features a screening of the silent film „Broken Blossoms“ (D.W. Griffith, USA 1919) with live musical accompaniment by renowned American silent film pianist Martin M. Marks. The screening will take place on Friday, 22nd at 6 pm at the local cinema Die Pumpe (www.diepumpe.de).
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Anna Katharina Windisch