Evgeny Bauer’s Child of the Big City (1914) with Andrew Hill and the New Music Ensemble

  • Margarita Vaysman (Chair of organising committee)
  • Williams, B. (Member of organising committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in or organising a public festival/exhibition/event


Together with colleagues from the University of Greenwich, I have organised a screening& panel discussion of E. Bauer's silent film "A Child of a Big City", accompanied by a newly commissioned electronic soundtrack, performed by the St Andrews New Music Ensemble.

Evgeny Bauer (1865–1917) was a Russian director of client cinema, most known for his extraordinary use of set design, mise-en-scene, and camera work, pioneering for his time. Since rediscovery of his films in the 1980s, Bauer has come to be seen as the major film-maker of his era not only in Russia, but in silent cinema in general. The topics he covered in his productions – of love, female emancipation, class, society – were ahead of his time, and resonate with audiences till today.

The screening of Evgeny Bauer’s Child of the Big City (1914) is curated by Andrew Hill, Maria Korolkova and Margarita Vaysman and will be accompanied by The New Music Ensemble’s live performance of a newly written score by Andrew Hill.

Period26 Apr 2019
Event typeOther
LocationSt. AndrewsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational