Department of Music and UCR ARTS present

¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art brings together three events exploring the possibilities of the interplay of sound and image. A songwriting camp; a presentation of the 1931 silent film ¡Que Viva Mexico! with a new electroacoustic score; and a concert intersecting the combination of music, electronic sound, visuals, and performance.

Event coordinators
Paulo C. Chagas, UCR Department of Music 
Nikolay Maslov, UCR ARTS

¡Que Viva Mexico! (1931) Screening

A new electroacoustic soundtrack by Rodrigo Sigal will be premiered for Sergei Eisenstein’s silent film ¡Que Viva Mexico! (1931)
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May 14, 2021
Friday, 6:00-7:30 pm PST
Zoom Presentation
Free and open to the public

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Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) didn’t fully realize his film project ¡Que Viva Mexico!but an edited version of his original footage was released in 1979. This remarkable film became emblematic in film scholarship, not only in the context of Eisenstein’s transnational aesthetics, but especially for its embodiment of the significant shift that occurred at that time from the sensory, experimental regime of modern art to the process of massification of the senses in the global mass culture.

Jorge Rodrigo Sigal Sefchovich ​(Mexico City - 1971). Composer, cultural manager and full time professor since 2017 at ENES, UNAM, Morelia, where he is also the coordinator for the Music and Artistic Technology undergraduate program ( interested in new technologies especially in the electroacoustic music field. Since 2006, Sigal has been the director of the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts ( where he coordinates numerous initiatives of creation, education, research and cultural management in relation to sound and music. He earned a doctorate degree from the London City University and completed his postdoctoral studies at UNAM. He has a diploma in cultural management from the UAM-BID and has continued his studies and creative projects with the help from various scholarships and support from institutions like FONCA (SNCA member 2011-18) and the DeVos Foundation for cultural management, among others. He has the “Researcher candidate” level at the National Researchers System from Conacyt and for 20 years he has taken part in the Luminico project (, he is the director of the “Visiones Sonoras” festival ( and editor of “Sonic Ideas” journal (


¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art is made possible with support from UCR ARTS, Center for Ideas and Society (CIS), and University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI).

Photo by Roberto Keller 

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