Silent Film Music and other Sounding Off

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Monday, January 31, 2011


Performed an updated version of my UPSTREAM score at the Museum of the Moving Image last night. Joanna wrote fun lyrics for the title song, and I had about 10 other themes for characters that wove in and out, played by violinist Susan Heerema, clarinetist/cellist David Tasgal, and drummer Ken Lauber. Joanna also sang a few other songs as part of the score, including "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," and we all chimed in on "Auld Lang Syne" when the title card for the song came up. John Ford's direction is lively, the characters are varied and delightful, and the audience laughed a lot.

Now or Never, an octet for a Harold Lloyd film

FInished scoring the Harold Lloyd comedy NOW OR NEVER for wind/brass octet. Performances in the Bay area Feb. 18-21, tell your friends! Free! San Francisco Chamber Orchestra members. Score will be available for purchase after the kinks get worked out, and playable by advanced high school musicians and up, a mixture of 20's jazz and classical styles. I will post excerpts in days to come.