Sounds of the Screen: Movie Music Across Victorian Landscapes

MIFF and Orchestra Victoria showcase the film scores that have captured the Victorian landscape and those that have transformed it into imagined pasts and futures.

In film, music creates the emotional landscape of people and place. A special programming collaboration between MIFF and Orchestra Victoria for the festival’s 70th edition, Sounds of the Screen: Movie Music Across Victorian Landscapes will reflect on the rich history of Victorian filmmaking in two acts. The first act will focus on place and feature music from Picnic at Hanging Rock, Noise and Mad Max (the last two of which will screen as part of MIFF 70’s commemorative ‘Melbourne on Film’ strand). The second act will feature the music of Oscar-nominated, Ballarat-born David Hirschfelder and include scores from The Railway Man and The Dressmaker.

Orchestra Victoria
Orchestra Victoria is a world-class opera and ballet orchestra. With a rich history of performing with opera, dance and musical theatre companies, Orchestra Victoria is dynamic and versatile, with expertise in an incredible breadth of repertoire from contemporary to classical. The performance partner of The Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and Victorian Opera, the company is committed to true collaboration, breathing life into performance on and off the stage and screen.

Production Credits
Host: Dan Golding, host of ABC Classic’s Screen Sounds (Melbourne only)
Conductor: Brett Kelly
Arrangements: Jigsaw Music

Please note: MIFF’s full program will launch on Tuesday 12 July. Tickets will be available to MIFF Members from Tuesday 12 July and to the general public from Friday 15 July.

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