I am honored to be a participant in the first of what I am certain will be many events put on by the amazing new VOYAGER INSTITUTE here in Los Angeles. Institute founder, Bret Berg and I are going to discuss the process of scoring silent films live. I will be playing along to a few clips of silent film to demonstrate what we’re talking about! I am really thrilled at the prospect of finally having a forum to talk about this fascinating phenomena which has been such a big part of my musical life for the past ten years. DON’T MISS IT! And I’m sure you’ll see some old friends there like BUSTER KEATON and DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS! And it’s free if you RSVP.
ADDRESS: 428 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
DOORS: approx. 4:30pm, SHOW: 5pm.
From The Voyager Institute’s press release, written by Bret Berg:
THE VOYAGER INSTITUTE:
a film and music lecture series that invigorates and exhilarates.
RSVP for our free-admission show on 9/30!
Movies are magic. The alchemy they weave is undeniable. When presented right, even silent films from 100 years ago resonate with audiences — especially those treated to live melodies that enhance and deepen the experience.
I’ve been fortunate to know Cliff Retallick: the multi-instrumentalist with many years as the Silent Movie Theater’s accompanist under his belt. I’ve watched him sharpen his craft live countless times, as he executes feature-film-length stretches of music with ease.
Cliff’s not only a walking encyclopedia of romantic and stirring melodies from the silent era — but his expressive style draws the viewer in with playful gestures and consummate showmanship. Come find out straight from the source how a musician can replicate the 1920s style of performance, improvisation and innovation!
Our 9/30 afternoon lineup:
Gene Wilder & Gilda Radner: A Love Story (presented by Bret Berg)
“Voyage of the Space Dangler” (Slamdance 2017 competition short, dir. Evan Mann)
How To Score A Silent Film (presented by Cliff Retallick)
Everyone wants to “go back to school” — but seriously, no one can afford it. Voyager’s A/V-dense presentations at Resident are the next best thing — ’cause they’re free-admission!