“Forgotten Hollywood”- Dracula With a Live Score…

Posted on October 7, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`On Halloween weekend, see the 1931 horror classic, Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi on the big screen,  accompanied by a live performance of the film’s hypnotic instrumental score by legendary composer and pianist Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet.

“`Considered to be one of the most influential composers ever to work in movies, Glass has reinvented the relationship between music and moving image. Rather than simply providing music as an accompaniment to an otherwise finished production,  Philip considers music an essential narrative force,  and he has worked as a true collaborator with directors, including Martin Scorcese,  Peter Weir, and Stephen Daldry, among many others; conceptualizing the score from initial stages of the film, and then, sharing in the editing process. The composer saw the potential of his scores to be played live in concert. These events are a synthesis of music concert and movie screening; the merge creates an intense performance experience. Glass has also brought a new life to vintage cinematic classics, reinventing these legendary films for a new live context.

“`Glass composed the intense and sweeping Dracula score for the Kronos Quartet, when he was asked by Universal to create a score for this early talkie. Appearing together live along with an original horror classic shown in its entirety, Glass and Kronos perform a concert with one of the most atmospheric scores Philip Glass has ever written.

“`The screenings are scheduled for October 28th at 7:30p; and October 29th at 2p.  This is a co-presentation of Segerstrom Center for the Arts and Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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