Films and Interludes

SAN FRANCISCO SF Conservatory of Music • Monday, September 29, 2014 8PM  buy tickets
MILL VALLEY 142 Throckmorton Theatre • Thursday, October 2, 2014 8PM  buy tickets

Claude Debussy • Syrinx for Solo Flute
FILM: Caddie Hastings' Borderline  •  scored by Sean Varah
Henri Dutilleux 
 • D'ombre et de silence (In Shadow and Silence)
FILM: Erika Suderburg's Klatka Still  • scored by David Sanford
Claude Debussy • Sonata for Cello and Piano in D Minor, L. 135
Igor Stravinsky • Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
FILM: Marcia Scott's Bolinas • music by John Cage
Nadia Boulanger • Modéré from Three Pieces for Cello and Piano
FILM: A Trip Down Market Street • scored by Gabriel Bolanos Chamorro

Left Coast offers a modern take on the early days of the movie palace, when live music often accompanied silent film, and theaters presented other entertainers between short films. Live and recorded arts intermingled freely. Tonight's films range from abstract to realistic, as do the musical interludes. Look through the camera's eye at Market Street on one hand, at the borderline between sanity and madness on the other; listen to Syrinx as the music depicts a nymph, then to Nadia Boulanger's music for cello and piano, which only suggests the tempo to be played, leaving all concrete inspirations untranslated.