The Music and the Movies: Suspense

May 16th, 2022 - Posted in

Our goal this time is to create a sustained mood: music to keep you in suspense. Of course, we include Bernard Herrmann’s work in North by Northwest and Psycho for the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, but veer off quickly for some anxious obscurities and spine-tingling recent efforts such as In Bruges, Under the Skin, […]

Join us for a celebration of that unfairly maligned instrument, the accordion, as we trace its use in movie soundtracks. Aspiring Polka King Robert Horton leads us through examples of accordion contributions to zydeco and French bal-musette soundtracks, surrealist escapades, and films by Werner Herzog and the Beatles. Let us make the squeezebox hip again!