Silent Era Film Scoring and Accompaniment

The R&P; MPO has set for itself an audacious mission in this, our 21st Century media culture: to draw greater and more diverse audiences to the singularly strange and beautiful medium of Silent Era film.

So, how to go about presenting 1920s silent films to a 21st Century audience? R&P; MPO employs a perspective that films of the Silent Era are not dusty museum pieces, but rather vital and urgently relevant works of art. The ensemble consciously eschews the styles that dominated early film accompaniment–often the popular tunes of the time–in observance of the century of popular music that has since shaped the contemporary ear.