"The Phantom Carriage" - Burns Film Center
Really enjoyed playing for this film; it's moody and expressive, and a welcome break from comedy shorts. Got to use a lot of musical vocabulary, chord progressions and moods I don't usually get to. They had a really good crowd...around 100 people or so. Not bad for a Monday at 5pm on Presidents weekend in Westchester. Have posted some of the music below.
[This recording and music is copyright ©2007 by Ben Model. All rights reserved. This is for your listening enjoyment. Period.]
Had not previewed the film, but I've played for it recently -- I forget where, probably MoMA, and I'd played for it in 2003 when the Swedish Film Institute's Sjöstrom retrospective ran at MoMA. Now, to take a look at Keaton's Our Hospitality, which I'm playing for in two days on Long Island...