New technologies and old rites: dissonance between picture and music in readings of Joris Ivens's 'Rain'

Hughes, Ed (2007) New technologies and old rites: dissonance between picture and music in readings of Joris Ivens's 'Rain'. In: Powrie, Phil and Stilwell, Robynn (eds.) Composing for the Screen in Germany and the USSR: Cultural Politics and Propaganda. Indiana University Press, pp. 93-105. ISBN 978-0-253-34976-7

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Abstract

This essay, by composer Ed Hughes, deals with a 1941 film music composition by Eisler for the short film Regen (1929) by Dutch director Joris Ivens. In 2001, Hughes was commissioned to compose a new score for this piece, and in his contribution he investigates the issue of rhythm in relation to Eisler's original score. Hughes questions whether "advanced musical resources necessarily correspond with advanced visual resources" and concludes that Eisler's score led to a "dissonance between musical and visual images."

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Music
Depositing User: Ed Hughes
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:26
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 10:56
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16375
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