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Quiet Please! Music Accompaniment for Silent Film

Sign up for this hands-on workshop to create and play a music score for a silent movie.

Due to unforeseen circumstances this workshop has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Learn the secrets of traditional silent-film accompaniment in this hands-on workshop, which includes an overview of the history of period film music and an exploration of key historical influences and techniques. Find out how to replicate the sound effects used in early cinema and sync up your own live performance to film – you’ll soon discover that ‘silent’ film was anything but!

Led by Emily O’Hara from The Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

Suitable for all instrumentalists grade 6+.

Course fee £45 (includes lunch and refreshments).


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