It’s something we often take for granted these days, but as a soundtrack collector, I’m still immediately aware of the dramatic effect a good soundtrack can have — and the detrimental distraction a missing or bad soundtrack can create.
But once upon a time, moving pictures and music were just getting to know each other. Come experience what that might have been like on Wednesday evening at the latest Music on the Hill event, Live Soundtrack to a Silent Movie, as a group of musicians perform with the celebrated silent film, “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans”. That’s happening at Memorial Hall on November 19, at 7:30pm.
My guest today was the administrator of, Sarah Beth Shiplet. We talked about the formation of this event, the challenges of performing music timed to a movie, and the experience of movies and music combined.