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Thursday, March 20, 2014

A three day mini-film festival, “The Music of Morricone,” begins tonight at BAM.  The superstar film-composer Ennio Morricone is noted for mixing all kinds of sounds into his scores, including whistling--- which, As WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, has its own, colorful history.  Here is this Fishko Files.







"The Music of Morricone" begins tonight at BAM, and runs through Saturday. For more information, and ticket details, visit BAM's website.


Watch: A clip of Ron McCroby, jazz whistler, on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.


WNYC Production Credits
Associate Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [2]

Alexander Smart from nyc

One of my favorite whistlers is Fred Lowry who performed the theme for the successful film the High & the Mighty based on Ernest Ganns' novel and starring John Wayne & Claire Trevor et al. This famous film became the model for so called "disaster" films.

Mar. 20 2014 09:09 AM
Jim Unchester from Chelsea, NYC not

Whistling, how wonderful that it is recognized. I had no idea about Ennio Morricone and will follow up on his stuff thanks to you and your backups.
I am a whistler who usually finds himself whistling almost anywhere, well, not everywhere.
There was a dance song back in the early 90's called "The Whistle Song" by DJ/Producer Frankie Knuckles, its a great tune.
Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song (Virgin Records 1991)

Mar. 20 2014 08:23 AM

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