I play movie soundtrack music and cinematic dialogue. I try to play score music, incidental music and occasionally I will play the actual movie itself. I am drawn to the fact that soundtrack music can tell a story and elucidate emotions while still being complete and somehow separate from the movie that it was scored for. I play all sorts; from silent movie music from the twenties, fifties horror and Sci-Fi, burlesque camp sixties stuff and detective movies. I have also managed to track down some comedy movies, and of course, seventies porno tracks. I tend to stick to themes so that each show has its own style; I had a ball last year at Halloween! I interview people that have either made movies and/or have scored music for a movie.
I decided to do a movie soundtrack show to support the live movie music scene in Melbourne; I was doing a show myself at the time. I have since become a canny collector of music that I believe shows the gamut of the musical genre, hunting high and low for something different, or a ‘must hear’ classic.
The Score is about everything cinematic in the realm of music. Playing a wide variety of music composed to enhance the experience of drama, live performance and of course cinema. I also include dialogue radio plays and some sound effects. From the days of the live accompanist playing to a silent movie to today’s grandiose orchestrations or electronic sound scapes.