Use of Music in Film

  • September 24, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Dr. Patricia Wheeler

Saxophonist Patricia Wheeler has performed throughout North America with such diverse artists as Michael Burgess, Serena Ryder, Ronnie Hawkins, Alex Pangman, Jackie Richardson and Regis Philbin. She is a long- time member of the JUNO Award® winning Neufeld-Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra, and has contributed to the pit orchestra of the Shaw Festival Theatre through several productions. Her compositions and arrangements have been performed by big bands, choirs and soloists, and her debut album, The Absolute Faith Orchestra was called “an astonishing recording” by the Toronto Star’s Geoff Chapman. Patricia holds a PhD in Music, is the Jazz Director for the New Horizons Band of Toronto, and teaches at Ryerson University and Centennial College.

Use of Music in Film

The use of music with film has evolved from the borrowing of nineteenth century classical European repertoire to the creation of original scores that enhance and support the dramatic and subtextual themes of the film. This presentation will explore the relationship between music and film, the functions of film music, how music can support or play against the visual images, and how it can be understood as a reflection of, or reaction to socio-cultural events and conditions.

 This event is part of the Fall 2018 Speaker series.

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