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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lecture on Musical Accompaniment for Silent Cinema - February 28

Description:
The Department of English will host a lecture on Accompanying Silent Cinema by Dr. Andrew Simpson. Simpson is Professor of Music at Catholic University, a frequent performer at the National Gallery of Art, and the House Accompanist for the Library of Congress. Simpson is also co-founder of the Snark Ensemble, an instrumental group that composes and performs new scores to silent films. Simpson will discuss the history of silent film accompaniment and how he improvises and composes for silent film. He will also accompany some short films on piano to illustrate some of the concepts he presents in his talk. This event is free and open to the public, with no advance ticketing required. {Will appear in FYI on Feb 21, 2012
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Room:
1121 (Ulrich Recital
Common Location Name:
Tawes Fine Arts
Other Contact Information:
Brian Real Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies +1 301 405 4329 breal@umd.edu film.umd.edu


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