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About the speaker
Marek Pytel studied film at the Slade School of Fine Art and curated the first BFI screenings to introduce Soviet formalist cinema of the 1920’s. Pytel is the author of New Babylon, Trauberg, Kozintsev, Shostakovich (1999) and has produced live screen music events at venues both in UK and abroad, including the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Cité de la Musique Paris, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Film Theatre, BFI IMAX, The Sydney Opera House and collaborating with Stephen Coates, the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, among others.
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