Episode #2897

New Music for Silent Film

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Soundtracks to silent films, both old and new (the films, that is – the music is all new) is what we're serving up on this New Sounds. Hear from the UK-based Cinematic Orchestra and their score for the silent film classic, "Man with a Movie Camera." Also, from the Godfrey Reggio film Koyaanisqatsi, hear music by Philip Glass. Glass had to write music of nature as well as music of technology to accompany the time-lapse photography of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. Plus, Gary Lucas invents a score of solo guitar music for the 1920 Paul Wegener silent classic The Golem. And, we'll hear selections from "Gotham," Michael Gordon's filmic symphony in collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison, starring New York City.

PROGRAM # 2897, New Music for Silent Film (First aired on February 5, 2009)





Man With a Movie Camera

Man With a Movie Camera

Dawn [4:00]
Reel Life (Evolution II) [6:00]
All Things [6:00]

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Gary Lucas

Skeleton at the Feast

The Golem: Main Title-Rabbi Loew Consults the Stars The Decree [6:00]

Enemy Records EMY 126-2

Philip Glass

Koyaanisqatsi 1998 Extended Version

Cloudscape [4:30] Vessels [8:00]

Nonesuch 79506

Michael Gordon

Private CD

Gotham Part I [10:00]

Not commercially available.

Cinematic Orchestra

Man With a Movie Camera

Evolution (Versao Portuense), excerpt [1:30]

See above.

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