¡Que Viva Mexico!

Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art

Virtual Event • May 10 - May 16, 2021

Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) didn’t fully realize his film project ¡Que Viva Mexico! but an edited version of his original footage was released in 1979. This remarkable film became emblematic in film scholarship, not only in the context of Eisenstein’s transnational aesthetics, but especially for its embodiment of the significant shift that occurred at that time from the sensory, experimental regime of modern art to the process of massification of the senses in the global mass culture.

¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art brings together three online events exploring the possibilities of the interplay of sound and image. A songwriting camp; a presentation of ¡Que Viva Mexico! with a new electroacoustic score; and a concert intersecting the combination of music, electronic sound, visuals, and performance. This is first in a series of events which will culminate in a conference, concert, and screening in late-Fall 2021. Details forthcoming.

The event is free and presented through Zoom, May 10 through May 16.

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Transnational Audiovisual Songwriting Camp

May 10 – May 16

EOI Records and the EARS Student Group at UC Riverside team up to host a virtual, transnational, audiovisual songwriting camp where unique audiovisual works will be produced within 72 hours.

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¡Que Viva Mexico! (1931)

May 14 • 6pm (pst)

A new electroacoustic soundtrack by Rodrigo Sigal will be premiered for Sergei’s Eisenstein’s silent film.

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Telematic Immersion

May 15 • 6pm (pst)

The Brazilian flutist, artist, and scholar Cassia Carrascoza will present an international program with telematic works unfolding a diversity of ways to express artistic creativity through telematics.

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“Our Music, Our Stories”

May 16 • 5pm (pst)

The ensemble will present Paulo C. Chagas’ Virtual Studies, which embraces the telematic performance art form and all of its idiosyncrasies to enhance the art itself to present new possibilities of many different outcomes.

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Program

Monday May 10, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Info Session 1 – Making Music from Afar With What You Have

Tuesday May 11, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Info Session 2 – Business (Portfolio)

Wednesday May 12, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Info Session 3 – Video Production

Thursday May 13, 2021

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Tech Prep

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
EARS Student Group invites Songwriting Camp participants to Virtual Open Mic

Friday May 14, 2021

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Songwriting Camp Participant Group-Up

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Songwriting Camp BEGINS!

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Event: !Que Viva Mexico! Movie Premiere

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
EOI x EARS Songwriting Camp Day 1 Showcase

8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Work Time (optional, but suggested)

Saturday May 15, 2021

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Songwriting Camp Group-up (Welcome Back!)

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Songwriting Camp Office Hours 1

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
BREAK

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Songwriting Camp Office Hours 2

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Event: Telematic Immersion – Cassia Carrascoza

 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
EOI X EARS Songwriting Camp Day 2 Showcase

8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Songwriting Camp Work Time (optional, but suggested)

Sunday May 16, 2021

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
EDGE Studios Songwriting Camp Mastering

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Event: Transnational Telematic Performance

Credits

¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art made possible with support from UCR ARTS, Center for Ideas and Society (CIS), and University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI). ¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art will culminate in a conference, concert, and screening in late-Fall 2021. Details forthcoming.

Event coordinators
Paulo C. Chagas, UCR Music Department
Nikolay Maslov, UCR ARTS

EOI Records
Ethan Castro
Jack Adams
Kirsten Lambinicio
ChloeAntoinette Santos
Santiago Tavarez

EARS Student Group E-board
Jack Adams
Cameren Diaz
David Truong
Cameren Westmoreland

EDGE Studios
Ethan Castro
Kaylon Rushing
Brandon Babu
Santiago Tavarez

Industry Mentors
James Ramirez
Valtteri Salomaki
Bradley Butterworth
Seven Bailey
Nick Saldivar
Ethan Castro
Jack Adams

EARS – Experimental Acoustics Research Studio
Paulo C. Chagas
Eun Cho

International Partners:
Escola Nacional de Estudios Superiores / UNAM Morelia
CMMAS – Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras (Mexican Center for Music and Sonic Arts)
Rodrigo Sigal
Mario Duarte

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