THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic "The Mind, Music and Moving Images"

The New York Philharmonic

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THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic
"The Mind, Music and Moving Images"

Location

Gerald W. Lynch Theatre

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Price Range

$35.00 - $40.00

Date & Times

21

Sep, 2013

Saturday, 4:00 PM

Event Info

A Co-Presentation of the New York Philharmonic and World Science Festival

Alec Baldwin is joined by guests from the worlds of filmmaking, film music, and science for a conversation exploring the fascinating relationships between music, film, the brain, and human emotion, and the creative process behind the choice and composition of film music and how it impacts the mind.

Artists

Alec Baldwin

THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor, Moderator

Alec Baldwin

THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor, Moderator

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THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor, Moderator

Alec Baldwin (Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score) is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic. Since 1980 Mr. Baldwin has appeared on stage, in films, and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) and an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004), and has won three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC’s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and Boss Baby, among many others. Alec Baldwin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. He is co-chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He is the author of three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment, and progressive politics. Mr. Baldwin is married to author and fitness and wellness expert Hilaria Baldwin. They have four children, Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo, and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Alec Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his proceeds are donated to charity.

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Joel and Ethan Coen

Filmmakers

Joel and Ethan Coen

Filmmakers

Coen brothers

Filmmakers

Joel and Ethan Coen — who direct, produce, and write their films — are among today’s most honored and respected filmmakers. Joel was honored at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 as Best Director for The Man Who Wasn’t There, and in 1991 as Best Director for Barton Fink. In 1996 he was honored as Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and BAFTA for Fargo. The film — which Joel co-wrote with Ethan, who produced — received seven Oscar nominations, winning two including Best Original Screenplay. Joel and Ethan co-wrote the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe–winning screenplay for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which Ethan produced. Other films Joel directed and co-wrote with Ethan, which Ethan produced, are Intolerable Cruelty, The Big Lebowksi, The Hudsucker Proxy, Barton Fink (Palme D’Or/Cannes), Miller’s Crossing, Raising Arizona, and Blood Simple. Joel and Ethan co-directed the 2004 comedy The Ladykillers, again with Ethan producing. The Coens’ 2007 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men brought them the Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, and Academy Awards for direction; the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay; Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay (New York Film Critics Circle); Oscars for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay; and awards from the National Board of Review. The film’s cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award and Javier Bardem won the SAG Award and the Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. The Coens’ Burn After Reading (2008) was nominated for the BAFTA and the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay. A Serious Man (2009) received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, and was also nominated for the BAFTA and WGA Awards for Best Original Screenplay. True Grit (2010) received ten Academy Award nominations including Best Picture. The Coens’ most recent film, Inside Llewyn Davis, was awarded the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Festival and will premiere in December 2013.

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Carter Burwell

Film Composer

Carter Burwell

Film Composer

Carter Burwell

Film Composer

Carter Burwell has composed the music for many feature films written, directed, and produced by the Coen Brothers, including Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Man Who Wasn’t There, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, A Serious Man, and True Grit. His other film scores include those for The Spanish Prisoner, Gods and Monsters, Velvet Goldmine, Three Kings, Being John Malkovich, Before Night Falls, Adaptation, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, In Bruges, Twilight, Where The Wild Things Are, The Kids Are All Right, and Seven Psychopaths.

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Aniruddh D. Patel

Neuroscientist

Aniruddh D. Patel

Neuroscientist

Aniruddh D. Patel

Neuroscientist

Neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel is associate professor of psychology at Tufts University and the author of the acclaimed book Music, Language, and the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2008), described by Oliver Sacks as “a major synthesis that will be indispensable to neuroscientists” and winner of a Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP. Dr. Patel’s research focuses on how the brain processes music and language, especially what the similarities and differences between the two reveal about each other and about the brain itself. He has pursued this topic with a variety of techniques, including neuroimaging, theoretical analyses, acoustic research, and comparative studies of nonhuman animals. Dr. Patel served as president for the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (2009–11) and received the 2009 Music has Power Award from the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function in New York City. He has served as President of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), and is interested in promoting research and education in the field of music cognition. He was a senior fellow at The Neurosciences Institute from 2005 to 2012.

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