film & live music

Die Stadt ohne Juden

Conductor

Nacho de Paz

 

PHACE

Walter Seebacher, clarinet
Michael Krenn, saxophone
Spiros Laskaridis, trumpet
Stefan Obmann, trombone
Tom Pauwels, electric guitar (Berlin)
Felix Pöchhacker, electric guitar (Wien, London, Hamburg, Frankfurt)
Petra Ackermann, violin
Roland Schueler, cello
Mathilde Hoursiangou, keyboard
Berndt Thurner, percussion
Alfred Reiter, sound

The cooperation of PHACE and Nacho de Paz is kindly supported by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) / PICE.
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PROGRAMME

Silent Movie
Die Stadt ohne Juden 
(Österreich, 1924)
The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

commissioned by Wiener Konzerthaus, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Barbican Centre and Sinfonieorchester Basel

Today, the silent film DIE STADT OHNE JUDEN (“The City Without Jews”) is regarded as one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. Based on the eponymous novel by the Jewish writer and journalist Hugo Bettauer, the film was shot in Vienna in 1924. Disturbingly prophetic, it shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city following the expulsion of its Jewish population. The film was only preserved in a fragmentary and, in terms of its content, downplayed version, until the Filmarchiv Austria succeeded in finding the missing parts in France.

For this extraordinary silent film project the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners commissioned the Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth to write an accompanying music.

PHACE will perform the world premiere of the newly restored version and the new score in November 2018 in Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. Performances in the concert houses of the commission partners all over Europe will follow. Television in Germany and France (ZDF / ARTE) is also in preparation.

Event Dates

November 2018
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 15.Nov.2018 19:00

    Stadt ohne Juden

    London, Barbican

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

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  • 28.Nov.2018 20:00

    Stadt ohne Juden

    Hamburg, Kampnagel K6- Greatest Hits

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

    Read more
  • 07.Nov.2018 19:30

    Stadt ohne Juden

    Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

    Read more
September 2019
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 24.Sep.2019 20:00

    Die Stadt ohne Juden

    Frankfurt, Alte Oper - Mozartsaal

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

    Read more
June 2020
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 09.Jun.2020 20:30

    Die Stadt ohne Juden

    Graz, Oper Graz

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

    Read more
May 2020
  • Date
    Project
    Location
  • 23.May.2020 20:00

    Die Stadt ohne Juden

    Gent, Music Centre De Bijloke

    The City without Jews (Austria, 1924)

    directed by: Hans Karl Breslauer
    music: Olga Neuwirth (2017)

    The silent film THE CITY WITHOUT JEWS (1924), one of the most important Austrian productions of the interwar period. H. K. Breslauer's satirical dystopia shows the cultural and economic impoverishment of a city that drives out its Jewish population, and in its portrayal of murderous anti-Semitism in Vienna in the aftermath of the First World War, it is disconcertingly irritating and prophetic. For moviegoers or anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, this Austrian Expressionist film is indispensable. The Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth was commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus and other partners to extend this extraordinary film to a musical dimension...

    Read more

 

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