Recent press on The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra:
"We were all kind of lost that night until the R&P brought us back together -- both as an audience and as humans. The visuals co-mingling with the beautiful strings is, at times, too much for a wee heart to take." //Riverfront Times, December 2011
"The Rats & People apply a punk sensibility to chamber music, understanding the impact images have on the live performance and work within that environment to make some pretty amazing art." //Building International Coalitions Through Beer and Pavement, June 2011
"The instrumental ensemble writes and performs scores to silent movies of yore by mixing traditional orchestral tools (violin, trumpet and trombone) with modern instrumentation (electric guitar, theremin and Wurlitzer electric piano). The result is an often haunting and always engaging soundtrack that provides a concurrent dialogue to the film's visual storytelling."//Riverfront Times, November 2009
"Context is important. The original music included tinkling piano scores. That was written for a 1925 audience and was appropriate for them. But Rats & People's music complements the film. It gives a sense of the melancholy, loneliness and attitude in a different but much more interesting way."//Columbia Missourian, September 2009In the press? Grab our press PDF.