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ep. 50: Serial Queens, Kovacs Music Videos, and the Charming Raymond Griffith

In this episode: Ben accompanies a bunch of shows of silent serials during June, and talks about the musical challenges of accompanying serials and in scoring an entire program of them; Kerr and Ben continue their conversation about Ernie Kovacs’s use of music, and discuss Kovacs’ “Street Scene” video of Bartok’s “Concerto For Orchestra”, and for music by Stravinsky, Karajev and Esquivel; Ben gives a progress update on his new book “The Silent Film Universe”; Kerr and Ben talk about silent film comedian Raymond Griffith, and Ben discusses the nuances of accompanying a comedian whose humor is more personality-based than others.

Show notes for episode 50 can be found here.

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