WRITTEN IN BLOOD: SCORING HORROR CINEMA

Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat. Sep. 22, 2012
12:00 am

Location
Film BOX (Quartiers POP)

Instructor
Chris Alexander

Admission

Since the early days of tent-bound magic lantern shows, music has accompanied the grand illusion of motion pictures. This lecture will not only discuss the history of musical composition in the horror film, it will specifically illustrate some of the finest examples of how music can radically accentuate and dictate an audience’s sensory and emotional connection to imagery. From the employ of “Swan Lake” in Tod Browning’s Dracula to the thundering symphonies in the British Gothics; from the romantic leanings of early 60’s European pictures to the brash post-mod rock in the Italian horrors; pop music, sparse electronics and note-heavy orchestras; we’ll speed through decades of sound, led by Fangoria Magazine editor and composer/filmmaker Chris Alexander.