Skip to content

October 2019

Live Film Screening: Wunder der Schöpfung and Herschel 367:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Byre TheatreSaturday 26 October 2019

Event type: Film screeningMusicSeminarAudience: All audiences
This event has been created by: Karen Drysdale
Live Film Screening: Wunder der Schöpfung and Herschel 36

Event Details

For the St Andrews Photography Festival, Professor Michael Cowan, of the Department of Film Studies, has arranged a live film screening. The acclaimed sound duo Herschel 36 provide a live accompaniment of experimental soundscapes that breathe new life into a classic Weimar-era science film, Wunder der Schöpfung (1926).

One of the oldest surviving feature-length films about the universe, Wunder der Schöpfung represents a silent-era precursor to Cosmos (1980/2014). A compendium of the scientific knowledge of the time, the film takes viewers on an imaginary voyage to the edges of the solar system, reflects on Einstein’s relativity theory, speculates on the possible end of the world, and much more.

Read this interview with Professor Cowan on the film, or find out more and book tickets via the Byre Theatre website. Please contact Professor Cowan for more information about this event on


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm