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Bed & Sofa, silent film screening

Monday, October 5, 2009
12:00 AM
Angell Hall Auditorium A

with running music and spoken-word accompaniment

With running music and spoken-word accompaniment. The real-time commentary to the early Russian silent movie classic "Tretya Meshchanskaya" ("Bed and Sofa") by Abram Room and Victor Shklovsky (1927; 75 min) contains elements of allegedly irreconcilable styles, such as Russian urban folk song and contemporary sound poetry, rap and scholarly presentation. The artist's aim was to render the spirit and vibe of early Soviet culture using the styles and devices of the 21st Century. The texts of the commentary and songs are in English, translated by Stuart Goldberg.


Pavel Lion (aka "Psoy"): KLEZMER musician, POET, SCHOLAR, and ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE with The Center for World Performance Studies and The Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies

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