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The Art of the Score: The Mind, Music, and Moving Images

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Saturday, September 21, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Gerald W. Lynch Theater

A Co-Presentation of World Science Festival and the New York Philharmonic

Alec Baldwin is joined by the Coen brothers and renowned guests from the worlds of filmmaking, film music, and science to explore the uniquely powerful role of music in shaping the narrative flow and the emotional impact of film. From Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey to the Coen brothers’ Fargo and True Grit, this program examines the creative process of scoring feature films and the neuro-scientific insights that reveal how such compositions profoundly shape the audience experience.

The Mind, Music and Moving Images is part of the New York Philharmonic’s The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic, running September 17–21, 2013, offering two concert programs of film music—Hitchcock! and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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  • Alec Baldwin

    Alec Baldwin is the artistic advisor of The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic and the radio host of the New York Philharmonic. The actor most recently appeared on Broadway in the 2013 production of Lyle Kessler’s Orphans, following appearances including Equus , Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Loot, and many others, earning him Theatre World and Obie Awards as well as a Tony nomination. More »


  • Carter Burwell

    Film Composer Carter Burwell has composed the music for many feature films written, directed, and produced by the Coen Brothers. More »
  • Joel and Ethan Coen

    Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen direct, produce and write their films and are among today’s most honored and respected filmmakers. More »
  • Aniruddh D. Patel

    Neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Tufts University. Patel’s research focuses on how the brain processes music and language, especially what the similarities and differences between the two reveal about each other and about the brain itself. More »