Tag Archives: films

Renee Baker Presentation

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Renee Baker presents to FAA 110 class

By: Aditya Kashyap

Image result for renee baker
Baker conducting

Renee was a guest speaker for the FAA 110 class, discussing her past work, as well as previewing her score work on a silent film Borderline starring Paul Robeson. Using her avant garde style that combines classical orchestral music with jazz and characteristic abstract sound, she is able to create an atmosphere that goes against the grain in terms of conventional identity and film scoring. Baker often relies on non-conventional graphic and grid scores to convey abstract and free form ideas to her musicians.She is renowned and recognized for her artistic interpretations and unique compositions.

Continue reading

Latin American on the Big Screen

Last week, my friend told me she had to go to the Latin American Film Festival as a part of her Spanish class and asked if I’d like to join. Immediately, my story-alert senses went off; since the Art Theatre is a unique setting filled with unique people, I thought this would be a great opportunity for my Natural Sound piece. Although it went rather smoothly, the event was definitely not as exciting or well attended as I would’ve hoped for my story’s sake. I also wish that I would have taken some more tight shots throughout.

Overall, though, I think my end product encapsulated the atmosphere and experience of the Latin American Film Festival. Check out my video here.