"Man With a Movie Camera"
at the Vienna Konzerthaus
January 29, 2014 | Film & Live Music
The first event of the anniversary year will be held at the Vienna Konzerthaus. The evening is dedicated to Dziga Vertov's classic city symphony Čelovek s kinoapparatom (Man With a Movie Camera, 1929), an iconic work for the Film Museum and for film history as such: in Sight & Sound's global 2012 poll, Man With a Movie Camera was for the first time included among the ten most important movies of all time.
We will screen the version reconstructed by the EYE Film Institute and the Austrian Film Museum, which restores Vertov's film to its full splendor, with the original structure and in the original screen ratio. The Vienna Konzerthaus, in cooperation with the Mozarteum Foundation (Salzburg), the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Austrian musician and composer Wolfgang Mitterer (organ, electronics) has commissioned a new "musical dialogue" with the film.
On January 29, Mitterer will perform his score for the first time.