Listening to Movies: Decoding Film Scores

Listening to movies in a whole new way. Michael Barndt (music) and Rita Rochte (cinema) introduce classic film clips to demonstrate how this new media learned to combine storytelling, cinematography and film scoring to capture our imagination. Even when films were silent, there was a need to fill that silence. At the height of this period, major producers employed composers and orchestras in grand movie palaces. With the creation of Hollywood studios, classical composers helped to invent a new genre — music to underscore the story of films. View clips of films and learn to focus on the scores referencing a glossary of terms and techniques. With the creation of Hollywood studios, classical composers helped to invent a new genre — music to underscore the story of films. In the decades since, film music has not “evolved” but taken several diverse paths.

Instructors

Michael Barndt, Ph.D.

Michael Barndt holds a BS from Case Institute and a PhD, School of Business, from Case Western Reserve University. He has 30 years of university and community teaching experience, primarily in urban policy. He currently is the classical music critic ... read more

Rita Rochte

Rita Rochte brings a wide set of experiences to film discussion. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and psychology and taught junior college and adult education for seven years. With an master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, ... read more

Date: 4 Thu, Feb 22-Mar 14, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Canvas

Instructors:
Michael Barndt Ph.D.
Rita Rochte

Fee: $25

Program Number: SPRI:120

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