Don’t Miss Hitchcock
Time is running short to sign up for Ran’s June course at the New England Conservatory, Film Noir: Alfred Hitchcock, The Director and his Music.
The two-credit course, which runs from June 12-22, will explore the wide range of music used in Hitchcock’s films, from Poulenc to circus rags to the semi-atonal to English pop. Students will be encouraged to participate by composing and improvising on the plots, themes and characters in the great director’s works.
The full schedule and cost info is available here.
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A bit further down the road is Ran’s annual summer course — The Musical Worlds of Gunther Schuller: Scratching the Surface of a Compleat Musician. Ran, Gunther, and Fred Harris, director of wind and jazz ensembles at MIT, will all lead portions of the course, which runs from July 28 to August 7. The class meets at Ran’s Brookline apartment, except for Tuesday, August 5, which is a special public evening at NEC with interviews and performances. Full course information is available here.
For more information on either course, please contact NEC’s Margaret Ulmer at (617) 585-1135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.