The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
Join Relâche for an unforgettable afternoon of live music and classic film.
- View "the first true Hitchcock movie"
- Relâche performs music of Joby Talbot, composed for this classic, silent film
- Enjoy fascinating commentary by film scholar Dr. Louis Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of Kutztown University
- Featuring Relâche percussionist Gene Koshinski
Viewers will enjoy a personal and intimate performance by Relâche seated with the audience to musically comment about what we see on screen.
Sunday, August 28, 2022 @ 2pm
The Penn Museum—Widener Hall.
Storyline: A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London. A mysterious man arrives at a family home looking for a room to rent. The daughter is a model who is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect that he might be the avenger. (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0017075/)
Live Ensemble to Film: Since the invention of machines that projected images onto screen in the early 1800’s, filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and many others created silent moving pictures for presentation on theatre screens, in this golden era of cinema between 1894-1929. In 1999 the British Film Institute (BFI) commissioned composer Joby Talbot to write a new score to accompany the film, live in concert. Talbot divides his 90-minute score into nine movements giving brilliant musical dramaturgy to the themes of suspicion, weakness, love, and murder.