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Ballet Mécanique and International Modernist Networks

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

More than any other event, the premiere of George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 10, 1927 brought music's role in the American machine movement into focus. ... More


Ballet mécanique: Jazz Aesthetics and Modernist Film

James Donald

in Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics, and Modernist Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199354016
eISBN:
9780199354047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354016.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The key figure in this chapter is the marginal and maverick American filmmaker Dudley Murphy. Murphy directed Paul Robeson in his first sound film, The Emperor Jones, in 1933, having produced short ... More


Fourth Dimension, Sixth Sense: Or Sublime Impudence Revisited

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by following Dudley Murphy’s development from ardent Arcadian in his 1920 film Soul of the Cypress to the unabashedly modernist Ballet mécanique in 1924. This film participated in ... More


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