Symphonie mechanique

France, 1956

Film
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In this short experimental piece, Jean Mitry combined shots of industrial machinery with a contemporary score creating a poetic rhythm between image and sound featuring a score by French composer Pierre Boulez entitled ‘Musique Concrete’.

Credits

director
co-producer

P.H. Lifchitz

Anatole Dauman

production company

Argos Films

Duration

00:07:57:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1956

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29151

Language

French

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial equipment

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Machinery

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Machinery

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - France

Foreign language films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Machinery

Music & Performing Arts → Rhythm

Short films

Short films → Short films - France

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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