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Composer Caleb Sampson Discusses Writing Scores for Silent Films.

From The Alloy Orchestra, composer and keyboardist Caleb Sampson. The band has gained a reputation for composing and performing exciting, percussive silent film scores. Their repertoire includes scores for "Metropolis," "Nosferatu," "Lonesome," and their newest, for the Russian classic "Man with a Movie Camera." The film has a "sneak preview" at the Telluride Film Festival in early September, and it premieres at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy in October. They have two CD's. Selections from their first CD, "New Music for Silent Films," (Accurate Records, Cambridge, MA) are played often on Fresh Air. Their new release is "Lonesome," (BIB Records, P.O. Box 41606, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-576-7997).


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