Enthusiasm! The Donbass Symphony
Dziga Vertov... Enthusiasm! The Donbass Symphony (1930) at UbuWeb Sound. "...Enthusiasm! The Donbass Symphony is possibly Dziga Vertov's most revolutionary achievement: a symphony of abstract industrial noise for which a specially designed giant mobile recording system was constructed (it weighed over a ton) in order to capture the din of mines, furnaces and factories. For Vertov, the introduction of sound film didn't mean talkies, but the opportunity to collage, montage and splice together constructions of pure environmental noise."