Event Title

Original Film Score to Méliès' A Trip to the Moon

Presenter Information

Andrew Churchill, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A155

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 2:45 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 3:45 PM

Abstract

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902), directed by French illusionist Georges Méliès, was one of the first narrative films ever made. Its special effects were on the cutting edge of the early-20th century, and its sequence of a spaceship blasting into an anthropomorphized moon is still well-known. Originally released as a silent film, the picture inspired me to compose an original score for this short work. I have composed in an amalgam of musical styles to fit the eccentric nature of the film, I will debut the picture and score as part of my presentation.

Notes

Session II, Panel 7: Composing Reflections: Responses in the Forms of a Film, a Film Score, and a Musical Homage
Moderator: Arnie Cox, Associate Professor of Music Theory

Major

Economics; Musical Studies

Advisor(s)

Ellis Tallman, Economics
Steven Plank, Musicology

Project Mentor(s)

Brian Alegant, Music Theory
Paul Cox, Musicology

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Apr 26th, 2:45 PM Apr 26th, 3:45 PM

Original Film Score to Méliès' A Trip to the Moon

Science Center, A155

Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902), directed by French illusionist Georges Méliès, was one of the first narrative films ever made. Its special effects were on the cutting edge of the early-20th century, and its sequence of a spaceship blasting into an anthropomorphized moon is still well-known. Originally released as a silent film, the picture inspired me to compose an original score for this short work. I have composed in an amalgam of musical styles to fit the eccentric nature of the film, I will debut the picture and score as part of my presentation.