“Silent Movie Music Season” in Boston
Mark Feeney of the Boston Globe has a good roundup of the lovely string of live silent film performances coming up this autumn.
A number of films from “T5” will be screened with live piano accompaniment. Other films, which have ensemble scores, will have the composers on hand to discuss their music for them. Besides Marks, participants include Mark Harvey, Andrew McPherson, Michael Miller, Brian Robison, Elena Ruehr, Charles Shadle, Christine Southworth, and Evan Ziporyn (among many other things, of Gamelan Galak Tika fame)
It happens tonight at 7:30, at MIT’s Killian Hall, and it’s free.
Then later in the month the ever-popular Alloy Orchestra tackles the 2010 restoration of Metropolis at the Somerville Theater.
And finally in December the Coolidge Corner continues their excellent Sounds of the Silents series with the seminal Battleship Potemkin. The students of the Berklee College of Music’s Department of Film Scoring will be providing the score. I attended their version of Clara Bow’s It back in the spring, and it was first rate.