Contemporary chamber ensemble to provide live accompaniment to horror classic Night of the Living Dead
FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Cinema Center recently announced the scheduled return of the Andrew Alden Ensemble to provide a live score to the classic 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead,” at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 26 at the Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St.
The ensemble performs at Cinema Center as part of a nationwide tour of movie theaters in which they play a variety of instruments along with the film, and interact with the film’s existing music, before a live audience.
“Cinema Center could not be happier to bring back the Andrew Alden Ensemble,” Cinema Center Executive Director Jonah Crismore said. “Through their musical artistry and ability to interpret mood, subtext, and character motivation in a scene, the Andrew Alden Ensemble has found innovative ways to utilize music and make classic films feel completely new.”
“Night of the Living Dead” was filmed on an extremely modest budget by famed horror director George Romero, and is hailed today as one of the greatest films of the zombie horror sub-genre. In 1968 the film was noted for tackling sensitive issues such as racial injustice and creating a social commentary during the Vietnam War.
The Andrew Alden Ensemble is a contemporary chamber music group from Berklee School of Music whose goal is to bring forth new music for chamber music and film. The ensemble produces textual scores for film and performs them in front of a live audience to transform the picture with new sounds and experiences.
Tickets are currently on sale for the performance and screening at www.cinemacenter.org and cost $15. There will be tickets available at the door, but it is strongly advised to purchase tickets online prior to the performance.
For more information, call the Cinema Center at (260) 426-3456.
This article originally appeared in the Sept. 18 print edition.