Wednesday, March 18, 2015

episode 11: song cues gone wrong, scoring One Week, Lee Erwin, silents in schools

episode 11: song cues gone wrong, scoring One Week, Lee Erwin, silents in schools

Welcome
Silent Film Sound and Music Archive
Library of Congress shows: Leap Year, The Patent Leather Kid
Cinema Arts Centre show: Linda, dir Dorothy Davenport
Recording: Patent Leather Kid, live in performance at the LoC Packard Campus Theatre, on their Walker digital theatre organ
Rules of the Game: when existing music must be used…but no longer works
Recording: excerpt of Lee Erwin playing his score for America, dir DWG, on a Wurlitzer Theatre Organ
On scoring One Week, borrowing a leitmotif device from Mussorgsky, and squelching inadvertent audience reaction
Recording: audience of 4-5 year olds watching Oranges and Lemons with Stan Laurel, on a Yamaha upright
Upcoming performances: 35th annual Cinefest, Toronto Silent Film Festival, cinema studies classes at Columbia and NYU, and more.
Closing

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

episode 10: presenting silent films to kids and to seniors, interview with Harry Weiss pt 2, listening to the audience

episode 10: presenting silent films to kids and to seniors, interview with Harry Weiss pt 2, listening to the audience

Welcome
Silent Film Sound & Music Archive
The Cinema Arts Centre on Long Island - "Within Our Gates", virtual theatre organ
Palace Theatre family programming, Stamford CT
Recording: Charlie Chaplin in "The Adventurer", live in performance at the Palace Theatre in Stamford CT, on a Yamaha upright
Yes, I was a piano tuner
Listening to the audience when playing for a comedy, and not always being able to hear the reaction
Interview with 98-year-old silent film pianist Harry Weiss, part 2
Why I bring a tuning lever to shows
Audience building: this means YOU
Recording: Harold Lloyd in Grandma's Boy, live in performance at the Osborn in Rye NY, on a Steinway L; Feb 2015
Upcoming performances: Arbuckle in "Leap Year" and Barthelmess in "Patent Leather Kid" at Library of Congress, 35th annual Cinefest, The Marcel Perez Collection DVD, and more.
Closing

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