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ep. 56: Back to scoring silent feature films

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In this episode: Ben and Kerr talk about the current theme music for the podcast and its impending replacement; Ben talks about playing for a recent screening of the newly restored Chaney film “The Unknown” and how he musically meets the issues of possible inadvertent laughter in this and other silent dramas; Ben and Kerr discuss Ernie Kovacs’ use of music in Kovacs’ commercials for Dutch Masters cigars; Ben talks about a scoring films with extensive WWI battle sequences, how these utilize a 1910s form of silent film’s visual language and how this can affect scoring these scenes; plus news about other recent and upcoming shows, and live performance clips from “The Unknown” (at MoMA) and “Wings” (at the Library of Congress).

Show notes for episode 56 can be found here.

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