”La terre, il se pourrait bien après tout que ce soit une espèce
de merveilleux petit appareil enregistreur, plaçé là par on ne sait qui,
pour capter tous les bruits qui circulent mystérieusement dans l’Univers.”
Pierre Reverdy - ”En vrac” - 1929

”J’entends tous les bruits de la terre grâce à mes oreilles et mes nerfs de cristal
dans lesquels circulent le feu du ciel et celui des volcans.”
Michel Leiris - ”Le point cardinal” - 1927

"La terre est un juke-box éclairé par le soleil"
Gordon Hempton

"Go, go, go! ... Go! go! ..."
John Lee Hooker

10/06/2021

Industrial symphony

This Joris Ivens's movie "Philips-Radio" a.k.a. "Industrial symphony" was the first dutch sound film, commissioned by the Philips Eindhoven company in 1931.
This same year, Dziga Vertov directed "Enthusiasm" wich expresses hope that industry lights the Soviet path to success.
 
The subject of the film is the production of radios and speakers: the camera registers the rhythm of the machines and the interaction with the proceedings of the factory workers and shows the operations inside the Philips Radio plant: In a mêlée of activity, glassblowers make delicate glass bulbs, machinery assists the bulb manufacture, a virtuoso glassblower begins a more complex tube used in radio broadcasting, workers perform their various specific assembly-line tasks. Cases are manufactured and machined, wire harnesses are assembled, loudspeakers are produced. As radios near completion, they are run through a series of tests. Engineers and draughtsmen define future developments.
 
Music and sound effects for that epic poem which finish with a spiralic dance of loudspeakers.

 

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