Walter Ruttman - Weekend
  Year :   1930
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Sound Montage
  Materials:   Optical Sound Film
  Info :   commissioned in 1928 by Berlin Radio Hour





 
Poetry
  Work Details  
  Weekend is a 11-minute long sound montage describing an escape to the countryside; from the moment the train leaves the city until the whispering lovers are separated by the crowd of passengers. Speech fragments and silence are woven into a poem. This radio montage, being one of the first of its kind, naturally made a huge impact on radio. Ruttmann incorporated principles of the avante-garde film, using the possibilities of sound film perfection in the cutting and mixing process. Accessed 05.01.2008 from http://www.ballongmagasinet.com/htm/archive/wild_wire_3/wild_wire_3.html