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BERLIN SYMPHONY OF A GREAT CITY, film by Walter Ruttmann, music by RADIOMENTALE
(Germany, 1927, 85')



Famous classical movie of the musical avant garde documentary

Berlin: is largely an avant garde film, and does not have a story or a plot. However, the events of the film are arranged to simulate the passage of a single day (simulated from an assemblage of film shot over the period of one year).Shots and scenes are cut together based on relationships of image, motion, point of view, and thematic content. At times, a sort of non-narrative commentary can be implied, as in edits that juxtapose workers entering a factory with cattle being beaten and driven into a corral.

The five reel film is divided into five acts, and each act is announced through a title card at the beginning and end. One leitmotiv that is present in all of the acts, which largely connects them, is the theme of the train and streetcar. Much of the motion in the film, and many of the scene transitions, are built around the motion of trains and streetcars.

with music by Carl Craig, Moritz Von Oswald, Christian Prommer, Alex Smoke, Swingle Singers, Mediacomposer, Alif Tree, Fennesz & Sakamoto, Prefuse 73, Savath  +Savalas...


Radiomentale : Since 1992, sound-System influencing on the airwaves, clubs, urban spaces, web, galleries & art centers.

A Radio Mentale performance is a live mix drawing on an eclectic range of audio sources, including movie soundtracks, ambient, experimental & electronic music, natural sounds, dialogues, artist soundworks...

1 dj, travel from Paris

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