Music and Film at The University of Maryland
Hear new sounds for silent films when School of Music chamber groups perform their own original film scores for silent movie shorts. The School also welcomes The Snark Ensemble, which will perform music from a feature film.
The Snark Ensemble is an instrumental group dedicated to the creation and live performance of new music to silent film. The ensemble joyfully celebrates the zany, clever, and brilliant world of vintage silent comedies in its specially-crafted film scores. Built around a core of three composer-performers (Andrew Earle Simpson, keyboards; Maurice Saylor, woodwinds; and Phil Carluzzo, percussion and frets), the Snark Ensemble creates and performs scores which respond to and amplify the events taking place on screen.