Departments Team Up to Provide Unique Cultural Experience
Clover Cheng | University Relations | 7 June 2012
The Departments of Fine Arts and International Cultural Studies will be hosting a showing of the classic silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live piano accompaniment by Wendy Hiscocks, a renowned pianist, on Friday June 8, 2012. Scott McCarrey, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, said “We wanted to give students and the community the rare opportunity of experiencing a classic silent film for themselves, an opportunity which most have not had.”
Not only does this event offer the unique experience of seeing a silent film, but also the opportunity to attend a performance by Wendy Hiscocks. “Wendy Hiscocks is both a composer and a skilled improviser,” said McCarrey. “She will offer her unique interpretation of the film through her musical ideas, which likely change from one performance to the next. This should offer a different experience to movie-goers than what we are used to in contemporary movies where nothing is left to chance with the music.”
Hiscocks is originally from Australia and studied composition at the University of Sydney with Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe. She currently lives in London where she is an active composer, pianist and teacher.
Guest lecture: Wendy Hiscocks
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Friday, June 8
*Due to the nature of the film, children under the age of thirteen will not be admitted to the screening.