Hello and thanks for checking in.
I’m excited to be composing a new score for Buster Keaton’s classic film THE GENERAL in honor of its 90th anniversary. I’ll be performing the live score with the film around Oregon on a weeklong tour in August. Portland’s own Hollywood Theater, also celebrating its 90th anniversary, was the driving force behind the project and will be presenting it twice on back to back Fridays. We’ll also head to Cottage Grove, OR where the film was shot for an outdoor screening in their amphitheater. Details and other dates can be found HERE.
The band will feature fellow Tin Hat founder Carla Kihlstedt on violin, Todd Sickafoose on bass, Oregon Symphony members The Mousai Remix Quartet on additional strings, and Matthias Bossi on percussion and live foley. I’ll be playing a litany of hard to tune instruments that are roughly the vintage of this film along with the usual guitar, dobro, banjo, and reed organ.
DVDs of the film with the new score will be available as well, both at the shows and online. Details to follow.
I’ve got a ½ dozen other projects in the works as well, including the films OLIVE, ENTONCES NOSOTROS, SO MUCH YELLOW, and SHUT UP ANTHONY. I’ll post details about them and my other upcoming projects next month.