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Martin Barnier: The "Slow" Generalization of Sound | January 30, 2015

For those interested and engaged in moving image and sound studies, don't miss this lecture by cinema historian and specialist of film sound Dr. Martin Barnier. 'The "Slow" Generalization of Sound' is presented by the Advanced Research Team on the History and Epistemology of Moving Image (ARTHEMIS): 

"In considering why it took so long for cinema to acquire sound it is important to compare between different historical periods. The slow-paced evolution of film sound (this was everything but a revolution) is not well known or documented in good measure because few people know just how diverse the environments for film screenings were during the first 30 years of cinema. The generalized movement toward sound is actually a multi-layered historical phenomena filled with tests and experimentations of all kinds. By analyzing films made between 1926 and 1935 I aim to show how a technological leap such as the coming of sound can at once transform the economy and aesthetics of a media."

Event details:

Friday January 30, 2015 at 4pm

Concordia University, EV 6, 720. 

1515 ste-Catherine W

Photo courtesy ARTHEMIS