Tone, Timbre, and Terror – The Role of Music in Scary Films
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
From Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” to the “Jaws” theme, music has played a paramount role in the genre of horror. He will analyze memorable scenes from films including “The Omen,” “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween,” and others. Through a discussion of timbre, tone, color, harmony, dissonance, and other special effects, audience members can expect to get a peek behind the curtain and understand how music plays a role of utmost importance in sending chills down one’s spine.
Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from western classical repertoire to jazz. Previously, he has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, where he was awarded the prestigious “Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching”, as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he has thrice been presented with the “Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College.” Most recently, he was honored with the prestigious Connecticut Board of Regents Teaching Award. At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions.
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