Daniel Goldmark discussed the score for the 1929 silent film, Wings, written by J.S. Zamecnik with WCPN

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Daniel Goldmark, professor of music and director of the Center for Popular Music Studies, discussed the score for the 1929 silent film, Wings, written by J.S. Zamecnik with WCPN.

The first Cleveland Silent Film Festival honors music pioneer J.S. Zamecnik

Throughout the week, four silent classics featuring music by Zamecnik will be shown at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque and Oberlin’s beautifully restored Apollo Theater, three of them accompanied live by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Their director and chief arranger, Rodney Sauer, is working with students enrolled in a class at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music on the art of locating, choosing, arranging and performing historic silent movie music. He has also been invited to lead a workshop at the Cleveland Institute of Music. On Friday, Sauer will be the featured speaker at a Case Western Reserve University colloquium to which the public is invited.

To learn more, visit the Music Colloquium Series event page.

Cleveland-native J.S. Zamecnik was one of the unsung heroes of early 20th century music, composing popular songs, chamber pieces, and most notably, film music. [Daniel Goldmark]
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