In this Olio, we’ll watch selections of Lynch’s most iconic projects: Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Mulholland Drive and explore the process under which the music was created, how it serves the narrative and visuals, and what parallels these moments expose - in what I call the “Lynch Vocabulary.”
Music to empower young artists and musicians in Boston, support local environmental outreach initiatives, and raise awareness on the impacts of climate change on communities in Boston
Our inaugural event on April 22nd at 7pm will take place as part of UMass Boston’s Earth Week. The event will focus on original songs written by four young musicians especially for this event, with additional environmentally-focused music.
Program includes original works by the 2021 Rising Tide Fellows: Travis Ambroise, Angelina Botticelli, Danny Rivera, and Erin Vadala with other works by Whitney George, J Andres Ballestros, Sam Wu, and Lili Boulanger
For the first edition of Olio Film Night, where a professor guides us through a classic film, we'll be taking a look at one of the most famous collaborative teams in cinematic history: director Alfred Hitchcock and composer Bernard Herrmann.
In the golden age of cinema, works put forth by the Hitchcock/Herrmann team set a gold standard for those collaborative partnerships to follow. Join us in this special Olio where Professor George will discuss some themes and specific scenes of Vertigo before we watch the film, followed by a Q-A session. Everyone will be asked to find this film for themselves for streaming during the Olio.
With a combination of live and pre-recorded lectures,
interviews, concerts, workshops, and call-ins
from our community on the ground in NYC,
we will curate a day to engage in the art of deep listening.
In the spirit of some of the great public access variety shows and telethons of the past, Think Olio will host a 12-hour radio show featuring notable Olios from our archive, new professor voices, updates from our NYC community, and we'll be raising funds for the upcoming year's programming the whole time. Think Radio Show + Telethon + Festival hosted by Chris and David and some special guests.
Erato Ensemble’s concert “The Perils of Pierrot” takes chamber music in a new direction. Previously unassociated songs are woven together to illustrate a story about an intrepid cat who bravely escapes captivity and fearlessly embarks on a hero’s journey. Along the way, Pierrot encounters taunting birds, hot jazz, a mournful nightingale, a dying swan and more.
The original book is written by Gina Leola Woolsey, and features the poetry of Ronald Wallace, e.e. cummings, Dennis Nurkse, Langston Hughes, Pierre de Ronsard, Olive Fraser, and Sara Teasdale, set to music by Sondra Clark, Morton Feldman, Whitney George, Valerie Coleman, Albert Roussel, Julian Philips, Elaine Fine, Arthur Honegger, and William George. The book is narrated in spectacular fashion by our resident Scottish lass, Julie Begg.
This OlioCourse is the film deep-dive of our dreams. Whitney George, brilliant composer and observer of film and music will guide us through some of the best films (with the best soundtracks) from directors like Sofia Coppola, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch & Wes Anderson. We are going to learn just how integral the connection between sound and image are as we experience some of the best examples from film history.
Music and the moving image have been entwined for over a century, and the relationship between these two mediums has changed and been tested over time, shaped by not only the individual artists in each respective field, but also the crucial collaborations between these dynamic mediums. We are going to learn just how integral the connection between sound and image are as we experience some of the best examples from film history.