Bring In Da Sound

In the good old days of silent film, ...
...when intellectuals in Europe and America (well, New York) were developing their theories of cinema as a distinctive art form, one that did NOT include speech and therefore departed radically from theater, the musical accompaniment ranged from serious orchestration to the familiar tinkly piano most of us associate with silent film. These days there is a new way to experience silent film: with innovative live accompaniment. And by most accounts the acknowledged leaders in this admittedly small field are the Alloy Orchestra of Cambridge, Massachusetts. If you are planning a silent film festival or are just curious, check out their website.and more here....
July 6, 2005 8:00 PM |



PRC Pop 

The Chinese pop music scene is like no other ...

Remembering Elvis 

The best part of him will never leave the building ...

Beyond Country 

Like all chart categories, "country" is an arbitrary heading under which one finds the ridiculous, the sublime, and everything in between. On the sublime end, a track that I have been listening to over and over for the last six months: Wynnona Judd's version of "She Is His Only Need." The way she sings it, irony is not a color or even a set of contrasting colors; it is iridescence.

Miles the Rock Star? 

Does Miles Davis belong in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame? Here's my take on his career ...

Essay Contest 

Attention, high school jazz listeners ...

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Me Elsewhere

Edward Hopper 

Painter of light (and darkness) ...

Dissed in Translation 

Here's my best shot at taking Scorcese down a few pegs ...

Henri Rousseau Revisited 

"Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris" appeared at the National Gallery of Art in Washington this fall ...

Paul Klee's Art 

Paul Klee was not childish, despite frequent comparisons between his art and that of children...

Our Art Belongs to Dada 

Rent my "Dadioguide" tour of the Dada show (before it moves to MoMA) ...

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