Invited Talk: New Music in Silent Film - Or Vice Versa?

Yati Durant (Contributor)

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This talk addresses the symbiotic relationship between silent films of the past and composers of modern new music today. As many silent era films enter into the public domain there is a great need for definitive musical scores to be composed for them. Conversely, many new music composers find such films to be more open to interpretation and experimentation – thereby offering a potential break in contemporary film scoring techniques. This is a discussion on the challenges and opportunities a composer faces when working on such a project.
Period27 Jan 2011
Held atSchool of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom