Find the notes for the introduction to the seminar on “Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions - a version for ‘Symphonie Diagonale’ by Viking Eggeling” here. Here’s a summary:
In January of this year myself and Stefan Östersjö made a version of Repetition Repeats all other Repetitions for the classic dadaist film Symphonie Diagonale by Swedish artist Viking Eggeling. From a music point of view it’s a very odd project and an example of a (not widely used) collage-like artistic work method. It’s basically the one thing (an existing piece of music) put on top of the other (an art video from the 20’s) with minor adjustments to the music. What is it that makes this interesting?