THE MAGIC OF SOUND AND IMAGE
IMAGINATIONS ARE ACTIVATED WHEN STUDENTS HEAR MOVIES IN THEIR MINDS!!
Everybody loves music! And everybody loves movies! Sound and image have been walking hand in hand since films were first made in the early 20th century. Before there was recorded sound on the films, live musicians played the music! With master pianist/keyboardist and improviser Daniel Kelly, young audiences will explore the magic of sound, image and story. While learning about the elements of music, film literacy and fulfilling New York State Standards for the Arts, the audience will have a blast interacting and participating with Daniel to see what makes music work with film...and what doesn't – to hilarious extents!
Daniel will perform on keyboard to images projected onto a portable screen from his laptop computer. Students will be invited to participate in various ways during the program - selecting film images, reading stories and poems that Daniel plays to, describing images they imagined when listening to Daniel play, setting up scenarios that Daniel instantly scores, acting out scenes while Daniel improvises an instant score.
Students will describe stories they imagined while Daniel plays “one-minute soundtracks".
Students will hear Daniel improvise music to the same scene in a film and discuss which one sounded better and why.
Students will read a short story or poem they have written while Daniel improvises an instant soundtrack while they read.