“It doesn’t say that this is right or this is wrong so much as just, like, we’re all in this shit together and we’re not doing a great job at it.”
A radio interview with WFDD’s Eddie Garcia, editing NOTLD and developing the show at fringe.
Singer’s enthusiasm and expansive taste help make it an approachable, everyman sort of experience. A refreshingly grounded avant-garde.
“I loved that it was so straight-forward, logical, and bare in a way that felt documentary”
Creating admirably precise percussive patterns, haunting, echoey, blues-inflected passages and some suitably raging storms to reflect the onscreen building of tension.
‘My big surprise watching Night of the Living Dead was, in fact, its poignancy.’ So says Ben Singer, perhaps one of only a handful of people ever to describe a zombie movie as poignant.
Questions and answers with Gareth Vile, Theatre Editor for UK’s The List, delving into dramaturgy and the development of “Alive: Music for Night of the Living Dead”.
The sheer musicianship displayed by the duo was something to behold… If you like music and classic film, you’ll enjoy this mashup.
Absorbing experience! Fantastic musicianship in this show. See it if you love well filmed old black and white silent movies with glorious new original music.
2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards are announced. Winning in Music Composition: “At the Crossroads: Music for Faust”!
Now audiences can get a fresh look at Faust… The result is a largely mesmerizing experience, one that gives audience members a new appreciation for the power of music and its ability to set a mood.
The Gothic potency of the images is complimented by an original score… A neglected classic, Faust is ripe for rediscovery, and the added energy of live music makes it all the more compelling.
From absorbing and entertaining to genuinely heart-rending … achieves an amazing feat: simultaneously taking us back to the silent era while creating something utterly contemporary.
The brilliance of this esoteric art lies in the intimate intersection of the new music and the venerable images on the screen. At times sweet and benign, at times driven and relentless.
Listening to the news items on the vinyl recording, Singer was amazed to discover how deeply they resonated with the current historical moment…
The quality of the musicianship on show is astronomical, and twinned with the iconoclastic Faust, it makes for an experience I wouldn’t mind reliving again and again.
The sensitively played music softened the story, directing our attention to the very ordinary human frailty highlighted by the actors and effects, without sensationalism or discordant surprises.
On Friday night the bohemes showed, filling the performance space at the back of the Green Bean, filmmakers, writers, photographers, artists and genuine aficionados among them.