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.
Rodrigo Sigal approached the new soundtrack for ¡Que Viva Mexico! from two perspectives. On the one hand, he coupled the movie characters with “timbral motives” in order to achieve an identity between what is seen and what is heard. On the other hand, he explored the behavior of the visual layers of the movie for segmenting the soundtrack.
The film will be presented in person at UCR ARTS, November 20th at 6pm (pst). Please visit this page for details about visiting UCR ARTS.