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|GUY LIVINGSTON DADA AT THE MOVIES |
A program of film, poetry, and music inspired by the last Dada concert in Paris, July 8th, 1923.
• Dada Cocktails served by Guy while audience enters. French 1920’s cabaret music is playing in background.
• Dada Manifesto (voice solo) by Tristan Tzara, recitation by Guy.
• Jazz Sonata (piano solo) by George Antheil, 1922.
• Dada Pseudomentary, film by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, 2007.
• Return to Reason, film by Man Ray, 1923. Newly re-set to music of George Antheil, who played at the first screening.
• Rhythmus 21, film by Viking Eggeling and Hans Richter, 1921. The first abstract film. Music by Antheil.
• Ghosts before Breakfast (Voormittagspuk), comic film by Hans Richter, 1923. Music by Milhaud (who appears in the film) and his student William Bolcom.
• Serpent mécanique for pianola roll, transcribed by Guy Livingston for piano 6-hands. (optional).
• Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters, 1922-1932 (excerpt). A vocal performance art piece, performed in cardboard cutout dada costumes after designs by Sonia Delaunay; with audience participation.
• Woman by George Antheil, 1926. An unfinished experimental film. World Premiere. Music by George Antheil from the Woman Sonata and Femme 100 têtes.
• Entr'acte, dir. Francis Picabia and René Clair, 1924. Music for piano and percussion (tambourine, hi-hat) by Erik Satie, arranged by Guy Livingston. This is the most famous Dada film and includes a chess game between Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp on the roof of the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, as well as cameos by Picabia and Satie, and a runaway hearse pulled by a camel.
program is customized for each venue; for example two pianists can be added to perform Serpents for piano 6-hands…