Martin M. Marks to perform in Kiel

Pianist Martin M. Marks, MIT Senior Lecturer in Music, will perform live music to the screening of (D.W. Griffith, USA 1919) Broken Blossoms on Friday, February 22nd at the local cinema Die Pumpe ( as part of theĀ  “Silent Film Sound: History, Theory & Practice” International Conference.

The conference is dedicated to gather international scholars in the field of musicology, film studies and related disciplines to promote the discourse on the history, the theory and the practice of silent film music and sound and sound, with special regard to national and regional idiosyncrasies and commonalities in the wide spectrum of sonic methods and performative manifestations inherent in silent film exhibition practices.

Carried out in collaboration with Kiel Society for Film Music Research (, the conference is part of the ongoing FWF project The Sounds of Silents – Sound & Music in Viennese Cinemas 1895 -1930,

The conference will take place at IBZ (Internationales Begegnungszentrum) of Kiel University, Kiellinie 5, 24105, starting from 9 am on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd, with parallel sessions being held throughout the two days. All lectures presented at the conference are free and open to the public.

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