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Film Music and Its Effects on the Cultural Perception of Western Music

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    Photo: Shelley Dormont
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    Photo: Shelley Dormont

Andrea L. Plybon
Sponsor: Lois Ferrari, Professor of Music

As part of my honors project and capstone, I am composing music for a segment of the silent film The Thief of Bagdad. In the fall semester, I have composed the music that will be performed on February 19th by the Southwestern University Orchestra while the film is shown behind them.  In addition to composing the music for the segment of film, I will hold a panel conversation regarding film music and its cultural impact on society‚Äôs perception on western music.  For this I have invited several panelists to share their experience, knowledge, and opinion on the manor to create a basis of understanding and to expand the purpose of the writing and performance on what I have written.