Live Music & Film Man with a Movie Camera (with violin)
25 Feb 2024
Gallery of Modern Art & Cinema A
Jonny Ng (from Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra) will perform a new and dynamic live score on violin and viola for the iconic silent film Man with a Movie Camera 1929. Pioneering Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov celebrates the visual language of the modern cityscape capturing 1920s life in Moscow, Odessa and Kiev. Vertov shoots scenes from his hip and employs a vast number of special effects to create a distinct and exhilarating image of modern life. Dismissed at the time of its release and even labelled by director Sergei Eisenstein as "cine-hooliganism", the film is now regarded as one of the greatest documentaries of all time.
Read about Jonny's musical preparations on the QAGOMA Blog.